Health

Sask. Party candidate Alana Ross self-isolates after a close contact tests positive for COVID-19

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The Saskatchewan Party candidate for Prince Albert Northcote, Alana Ross, is self-isolating after one of her contacts contracted COVID-19. The Sask. Party campaign made the announcement in a press release on Saturday evening. Sask. Party spokesperson Jim Billington said Ross is not experiencing any symptoms but will get a …

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Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases – National

Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases - National

BOGOTA — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week. The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen a decline since but still continues to register around …

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Canada’s COVID-19 infections surpass 213,000 as Ontario breaks record in new cases – National

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Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the virus, though only 13 had occurred over the past 24 hours. To date, a total of 213,739 people have …

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Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan can avert sector-wide shutdowns as it continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe asserted Saturday as new daily case figures in the province reached an all-time high. Moe’s comments came on Saturday shortly before the province reported 78 new cases of the virus, a …

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Northern Manitoba braces for increased COVID-19 restrictions while cases rise

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While Manitoba’s north is set to come under increased restrictions meant to combat rising COVID-19 case numbers Monday, the mayor of The Pas says heightened rules are necessary to quell the virus’s spread. “We need to get a handle on this virus in our community and if the restrictions …

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Mask use could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by 50%: Shahab

Mask use could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by 50%: Shahab

Universal and consistent mask-wearing could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by at least 50 per cent, said the province’s chief medical health officer. “Mask use is an important layer. I would say it’s an essential layer,” said Dr. Saqib Shahab during the province’s COVID-19 update on Friday. “There are …

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McMaster research on medieval plagues sheds new light on how COVID-19 spreads – Hamilton

McMaster research on medieval plagues sheds new light on how COVID-19 spreads - Hamilton

McMaster researchers are going back in time to study medieval plagues in order to better understand modern infectious diseases like COVID-19. A recently-published study looked at plague outbreaks in the 14th and 17th centuries and how the latter epidemic spread much more rapidly. David Earn, lead author of the …

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Cambridge McDonald’s closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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A McDonald’s restaurant in Cambridge was closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus, McDonald’s Canada said in a statement. The company said the restaurant at 100 Jamieson Parkway was closed on Oct. 23 after the employee reported the positive COVID-19 test. “Out of an abundance of caution, …

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New Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases reach single-day record

New Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases reach single-day record

Saskatchewan reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest single-day increase the province has seen to date. This is the second time in a week the province set a new daily record of novel coronavirus cases. The record was first broken on Oct. 19, when the province …

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Coronavirus: 1 new death and 1 new outbreak in Middlesex London – London

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The Middlesex London health unit is reporting one new death linked to the novel coronavirus on Saturday. The death, a 51-year-old woman, is not associated with any long-term care or retirement home. This new fatality brings the local death toll to 60 people and is the second one recorded …

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