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Quebec’s student sports federation hits pause on university sports due to COVID-19 crisis – Montreal

Quebec’s student sports federation hits pause on university sports due to COVID-19 crisis - Montreal

Quebec’s student sports federation is suspending all sports programs in universities until at least next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) announced the decision Thursday, saying the suspension will take place immediately and be in effect until further notice. “Members of …

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What is a ‘superspreader event’ and are gyms still safe? – National

What is a ‘superspreader event’ and are gyms still safe? - National

A Hamilton Ont., spin studio recently reported 61 cases of COVID-19, one of the biggest outbreaks of the virus attributed to a business in Canada. The province and health experts are concerned about potential ‘superspreader events,’ even when preventative measures are followed within indoor places. In this particular case, …

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11 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 1,108 – Barrie

11 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 1,108 - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 11 new novel coronavirus cases on Thursday, in addition to one new death, bringing the local total number of cases up to 1,108, including 43 deaths. The new cases are in Barrie, Penetanguishene, New Tecumseth, Innisfil, Bradford and Orillia, Ont. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: First death since mid-June, 9 new cases reported in London and Middlesex – London

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The coronavirus death toll for London and Middlesex rose for the first time in months on Thursday after officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported one new death. The death, which involved a long-term care home resident in his 90s, is the first reported by the health unit …

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Almost 60 COVID-19 cases, five deaths now reported at Simcoe Manor long-term care home – Barrie

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The County of Simcoe says there’s now a total of 37 residents and 22 staff who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Simcoe Manor long-term care home in Beeton, Ont. Five residents have died as a result of COVID-19 at the nursing home, with the most …

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Manitobans to get update on coronavirus, health minister hints at more restrictions – Winnipeg

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Per capita, Manitoba has the second-highest number of active cases in the country behind Quebec, according to data on Health Canada’s website.To try to stem the tide, the province imposed another round of restrictions in the greater Winnipeg area last week. Bars, pubs and licensed restaurants must close at 11 …

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No new case of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday – Halifax

No new case of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday - Halifax

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, and said only three cases remain active in the province. The province said Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 907 Nova Scotia tests the day prior. READ MORE: Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday To date, …

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New study looks to speak to veterans and their spouses about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health – London

New study looks to speak to veterans and their spouses about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health - London

Lawson Health Research Institute is working on a new study on the impact the pandemic is having on the mental health of veterans and their spouses. The study is a collaboration between the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The institute said …

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COVID-19 testing for essential travel expanded in Nova Scotia – Halifax

COVID-19 testing for essential travel expanded in Nova Scotia - Halifax

Nova Scotia Health started a new partnership to expand COVID-19 testing for essential work or travel in the province. In a statement released Thursday, Nova Scotia Health said it has reached an agreement with PRAXES Medical Group “to support COVID-19 testing for people who require proof that they do …

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Ontario reports 783 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Ontario reports 783 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 783 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 62,196. Thursday’s case count is a slight increase from Wednesday which saw 731 new infections and Tuesday’s with 746. According to Thursday’s provincial report, 239 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 136 in Peel Region, …

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