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WRHA’s taxi driver who drove people to COVID-19 testing, tests positive – Winnipeg

WRHA’s taxi driver who drove people to COVID-19 testing, tests positive - Winnipeg

A taxi driver hired by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to drive clients to testing sites has tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the WRHA confirmed a Blue Line driver tested positive for COVID-19. “The company provides transportation services to the WRHA, including driving clients to COVID-19 …

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Kingston-area adds 2 more COVID-19 cases; 11 now active – Kingston

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The Kingston, Ont., area continues to see an increase in novel coronavirus cases. On Saturday afternoon, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health reported two more cases after four were announced the previous day. According to public health, a male and a female between the ages of 20-29 tested …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 24

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 24

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Thursday: Ontario reports 409 new coronavirus cases Ontario is reporting 409 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 48,496. According to Thursday’s provincial report, 151 new cases were recorded …

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COVID-19: Quebec reports over 400 new cases for 2nd consecutive day – Montreal

COVID-19: Quebec reports over 400 new cases for 2nd consecutive day - Montreal

Quebec health officials reported 462 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second day in a row that more 400 cases were recorded. This brings the total number of cases in the province to 67,542. Five additional deaths were added — one of which happened in the last 24 …

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London, Ont., testing sites reach capacity, Western University site expands – London

London, Ont., testing sites reach capacity, Western University site expands - London

It was another busy day for testing centres in London, Ont., as the city deals with an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The outbreak was declared over the weekend after a handful of students from Western University tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Read more: Coronavirus: 3 new cases reported …

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Patron of London, Ont., nightclub tests positive for coronavirus – London

Patron of London, Ont., nightclub tests positive for coronavirus - London

A downtown nightclub in London Ont., has closed after a customer tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Facebook post by Lost Love Social House Saturday explained the infected customer was there on Wednesday, Sept. 9. “As a precautionary measure, we are closing [Sept. 12] to go through a …

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No new cases of coronavirus in N.S., as province completes more than 1,000 tests for fifth time – Halifax

No new cases of coronavirus in N.S., as province completes more than 1,000 tests for fifth time - Halifax

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday. There remain six active cases in the province. As of Sept. 3, Nova Scotia has detected 1,085 cases of the coronavirus. Read more: N.S. ramps up testing, completes more than 1,000 coronavirus tests for the fourth time The …

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Coronavirus: Parents brace for school, work disruptions ahead of uncertain school year

Coronavirus: Parents brace for school, work disruptions ahead of uncertain school year

Toronto mom Emma Trousdale would love to send her two kids to school full time. But even if she chooses that option over remote learning, she expects they’ll end up spending a considerable amount of time at home. “Someone’s going to get a cold or a cough — probably not …

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Montreal public health urges all Occupy the Hood protesters to get tested for COVID-19 – Montreal

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Montreal public health officials are urging anyone who visited a massive gathering on Sunday at Mount Royal to get tested for the novel coronavirus. Videos circulating on social media show hundreds of protesters dancing to live DJs and apparently not adhering to public health guidelines. “On the images that we …

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University of New Brunswick developing portable coronavirus diagnostic tests

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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are coming up with a faster way to diagnose COVID-19 with point-of-care devices that can be used by clinicians. Read more: Why COVID-19 home testing kits aren’t available in Canada “Essentially, the test would be similar to a glucose sensor for diabetics. It’s …

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