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15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 956 – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 15 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the local total number of cases in the region to 956, including 39 deaths. Of all the new cases, nine are related to the local institutional outbreak at Simcoe Manor in Beeton, Ont., mostly involving …

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No new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday, N.S. introduces more improvements in testing – Halifax

No new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday, N.S. introduces more improvements in testing - Halifax

Premier Stephen McNeil announced that Nova Scotia is introducing more improvements in COVID-19 testing after reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.  “Testing is an important part of the public health measures,” said McNeil. “Our testing strategy has been working very well, but there are always improvements …

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Coronavirus: 10 cases, 7 recoveries reported in London-Middlesex – London

Coronavirus: 10 cases, 7 recoveries reported in London-Middlesex - London

Ten people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus while seven people have recovered, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported Tuesday. The update brings the region’s total case count to 912, of which 798 people have recovered and 57 have died, most recently on June 12. It’s …

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Ontario’s mixed messaging on COVID-19 is leading to distrust in province: Experts – National

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TORONT — Balancing the fight against COVID-19 with efforts to jump-start the economy in Ontario has highlighted communications problems that have sown confusion and could erode trust in public health advice, experts say. Steven Hoffman, a professor of global health, law and political science at York University, said much of …

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Simcoe Muskoka’s top doc issues order to enforce COVID-19 self-isolation – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s medical officer of health has issued an order to enforce coronavirus self-isolation requirements as the region and province continue to experience a second wave of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Tuesday and applies to those living or staying in Simcoe County or …

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Trump reporting ‘no symptoms’ of coronavirus, White House doctor says – National

Trump reporting ‘no symptoms’ of coronavirus, White House doctor says - National

U.S. President Donald Trump is doing “extremely well” and reporting no symptoms of COVID-19, a day after returning to the White House after being hospitalized with the highly contagious disease, his doctor said in a statement on Tuesday. Sean Conley, a Navy commander, said a team of physicians met with the …

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COVID-19 case count at Simcoe Manor long-term care home rises to 22 – Barrie

COVID-19 case count at Simcoe Manor long-term care home rises to 22 - Barrie

The County of Simcoe has confirmed that a total of 22 people — 16 residents and six staff — have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Simcoe Manor long-term care home in Beeton, Ont. On Monday, the region’s health unit confirmed two staff members who were isolating …

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Facebook removes Trump post comparing the seasonal flu to COVID-19 – National

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Facebook removed a post by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he falsely claimed coronavirus can be less deadly than the seasonal flu. According to CNN, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company removed the post for breaking its rules on Covid-19 misinformation. His post was also flagged by …

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Quebec reports 1,364 new coronavirus cases, 17 more deaths and 36 new hospitalizations

Quebec reports 1,364 new coronavirus cases, 17 more deaths and 36 new hospitalizations

Quebec is reporting 1,364 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the second wave of the health crisis takes hold. The pandemic has led to 81,014 cases to date in the province. There have been more than 66,000 recoveries. There are 17 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 6

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 6

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Tuesday: Toronto school reopens after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreak An elementary school in Scarborough that was temporarily closed for one week after a coronavirus outbreak has reopened to students and staff. Mason …

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