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Woman waits 7 hours for COVID-19 test, calls it ‘unacceptable in a modern city like Toronto’ – Toronto

Woman waits 7 hours for COVID-19 test, calls it ‘unacceptable in a modern city like Toronto’ - Toronto

When East Toronto resident Chelsea Kennedy and her husband started exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 she suspected could be seasonal allergies, she decided it would be best to get tested just to be safe. “I have a runny nose and I have a bit of a sore throat and coughing …

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Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave – National

Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave - National

Canada added 1,085 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the fifth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000. The new infections bring the country’s total case count to 147,612. Health authorities also said 10 more people have died …

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Coronavirus: Younger demographics lead infections in Manitoba, Canada – Winnipeg

Coronavirus: Younger demographics lead infections in Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg

Younger demographics lead the pack in COVID-19 infections in Manitoba and Canada while the novel coronavirus‘s total infections increase across the nation. Federal officials warn the virus will continue to spread unless some early pandemic precautions are re-adopted and close contacts are reduced. “We’re on the brink of a …

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Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death – Montreal

Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death - Montreal

Quebec’s youth protection directors from centres across the province tabled their 2019-2020 annual report on Wednesday. Despite a drop in reported cases of child abuse during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics show an overall increase of 12 per cent compared to the previous year. The death …

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Mobile sites in Prince Albert to increase access to coronavirus testing: SHA

Mobile sites in Prince Albert to increase access to coronavirus testing: SHA

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says the decision to have a series of mobile sites in Prince Albert was to provide additional access to novel coronavirus testing. Seventy-five people were tested at a mobile location in the city on Tuesday, according to a statement from SHA. Read more: McClean Lake …

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Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau – National

Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau - National

Canada is “on the brink” of a coronavirus surge as many parts of the country enter a second wave. And it’s likely Thanksgiving gatherings will be out of the question as cases spike across the country following the recent lifting of many social restrictions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is …

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Quebec releases scathing reports into long-term care homes where dozens died – Montreal

Quebec releases scathing reports into long-term care homes where dozens died - Montreal

A report into a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where dozens of residents died during the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April accuses the owners of organizational negligence. The Quebec government released the report into Residence Herron today, as well as a separate report that looked into …

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B.C. reports 91 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as number of active cases continues to decline

B.C. reports 91 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as number of active cases continues to decline

British Columbia reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and no new deaths. In a written statement, health officials also reported a drop of 89 active cases, leaving the provincial total at 1,376. On Monday, the province reported a decrease of 522 active cases, almost all of which …

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Southlake Regional Health Centre to lay off almost 100 registered nurses – Barrie

Southlake Regional Health Centre to lay off almost 100 registered nurses - Barrie

Amid the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic, a Newmarket, Ont., hospital is axing dozens of nursing positions. Southlake Regional Health Centre confirmed on Wednesday that it will lay off 95 registered nurses, but said it plans to hire 81 people into new positions. In an email to Global News, Southlake …

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12 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 835 – Barrie

12 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 835 - Barrie

Ontario’s Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases in the region on Wednesday, bringing the total number of local cases to 835, including 38 deaths. Most of the new cases are in Muskoka, with three in Bracebridge, four in Huntsville, two in Gravenhurst and one in …

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