With 13,349 active COVID-19 cases, Alberta imposes series of new restrictions

With 13,349 active COVID-19 cases, Alberta imposes series of new restrictions

Alberta rolled out tough new restrictions on Tuesday that prohibit all indoor social gatherings and make masks mandatory for all indoor workplaces in the province’s two largest cities. Premier Jason Kenney called the new restrictions “bold and targeted” as his government tries to slow a pandemic raging on a day when the province reported 1,115 […]

Ford says 'tough' new measures coming to COVID-19 hot spots as Ontario reports 1,210 new cases

Ford says 'tough' new measures coming to COVID-19 hot spots as Ontario reports 1,210 new cases

Ontario reported another 1,210 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and 28 more deaths linked to the illness.  The new cases include 361 in Peel Region, 346 in Toronto and 143 in York Region. Premier Doug Ford says information more stringent restrictions will be introduced for the three areas tomorrow. Dr. Lawrence Loh, medical officer of health in Peel, […]

Global coronavirus cases surpass 50 million

Global coronavirus cases surpass 50 million

More than 50 million people around the world have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in China last December, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. The grim milestone was reached on Sunday as that number rose to 50,052,204 — while 1,253,110 people are reported to have died from […]

2 Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks after multiple units see positive cases

2 Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks after multiple units see positive cases

Two Toronto hospitals have declared COVID-19 outbreaks as the city continues to record high case numbers.  A hospital announces an outbreak status when a unit has reported at least two COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period and where both cases could likely have been acquired at the hospital. On Sunday, Toronto Western Hospital confirmed at least […]

Outbreak at Edmonton homeless shelter grows to 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Outbreak at Edmonton homeless shelter grows to 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases

EDMONTON—The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stemming from Edmonton’s largest emergency homeless shelter has more than doubled since an outbreak was declared on Sept. 22. Alberta Health Services said Wednesday a total of 15 cases have been linked to the Hope Mission emergency shelter in downtown Edmonton, the first outbreak reported in the city’s […]

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