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Ontario reports more than 1,700 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths

Ontario reported 1,723 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 118,199.Wednesday’s case count is a slight increase from Tuesday’s which saw 1,707 new infections. On Monday, 1,746 cases were recorded and 1,708 on Sunday.According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 500 cases were recorded in Peel Region, 410 in Toronto, 196 in York Region, 124 in Durham Region and 103 in Waterloo Region.All other public health units in Ontario reported under 100 new cases.The death toll in the province has risen to 3,698 as 35 more deaths were reported.Ontario has 654 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 (up by 11 from the previous day), with 183 patients in an intensive care unit (down by two) and 106 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by six). Story continues below adverti...

Manitoba signs COVID-19 pay deal with nurses union to shift staff to priority areas

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 7:50 am Updated December 2, 2020 8:17 am The Manitoba government has signed a pay agreement that will allow nurses to be shifted to priority areas in the fight against COVID-19.It says the agreement with the Manitoba Nurses Union will allow nurses to be redeployed in personal care homes, intensive care units and designated COVID-19 units.Health Minister Cameron Friesen says it will allow for changes to work assignments, locations, schedules and shifts to support the changing needs of hospital patients and care home residents. [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] He says nurses affected by these changes, including those already working in facilities dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, will get extra ...

How COVID-19 has changed the way families think about long-term care in Ontario

This is part of Global News’ special series Care Gone Wrong: Inside Ontario’s nursing homes. Click here to learn more about the seriesIt was a Friday night in mid-April, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Marie Tripp noticed her 89-year-old mother was vomiting in her bed at the Orchard Villa long-term care home in Pickering, Ont.Tripp was watching her mother Mary Walsh through a camera she had installed in her room in 2019, after she suspected that something seemed off at the facility. For instance, Tripp noticed bruising on her mother’s forearms, which she was told was due to improper transferring. Before that, she said her mother’s hair went unwashed for about two-and-half months.“I needed to know what was going on,” Tripp told Global News Radio 640 Toronto.  Story cont...

Canada’s coronavirus cases surge past 380K while daily death toll average stands at 87

Canada’s cases of the novel coronavirus pushed past 380,000 Tuesday after health authorities added another 5,326 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 81 more deaths.The data, announced by public health officials across the country, pushed the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 383,132 and its death toll from the virus to 12,211.To date, a total of 304,888 people — or 79 per cent of all cases — have also recovered from the virus, while over 14,779,000 tests have been administered.On Tuesday, Canada’s minister of public services and procurement, Anita Anand, said the federal government was in frequent talks with several coronavirus vaccine suppliers to negotiate earlier delivery dates. Story continues below advertisement Health Canada is currently reviewing the approval of four vaccines, with th...

There has been COVID-19 transmission linked to religious services, Fraser Health says

The head of Fraser Health is asking for faith leaders to play it safe and keep places of worship closed during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The best way for religious organizations to protect their members right now is to gather virtually,” Fraser Health President and CEO Dr. Victoria Lee said Tuesday. 2:01Coronavirus: Some B.C. churches defy public health orders Coronavirus: Some B.C. churches defy public health orders Lee’s comments came after Langley’s Riverside Calvary Church was fined $2,300 for defying COVID-19 orders and holding Sunday morning service. Story continues below advertisement “We feel like if we have grounds to stand on then we don’t feel like we should close,” Cole Smith, a youth pastor at Riverside Calvary Church, told Global News Monday, reading a stateme...

British Columbia reports 656 COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

Another 16 people in B.C. have died from COVID-19, the province reported Tuesday.B.C. health officials also recorded 656 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 33,894.The number of people in hospital rose by 20 to 336, a record high. Seventy-six of those patients are in intensive care, also an all-time high. 1:53Monday’s three-day B.C. COVID-19 numbers with shocking total of deaths Monday’s three-day B.C. COVID-19 numbers with shocking total of deaths Tuesday marks the eighth straight day the province has recorded 10 or more coronavirus-related deaths. The province’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 457. Trending Stories Story continues below advertisement There are 8,796 active cases in the province and 10,123 people are in self-isolation due ...

Manitoba premier says his focus is on beating coronavirus, not dismal polling numbers

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister brushed off the results of a recent survey that found he is the least popular premier in Canada, telling reporters it’s actually COVID-19 Manitobans don’t like.The Angus Reid survey results released Tuesday show Pallister’s approval rating sitting at 32 per cent, eight points back from the second-worst performing premier, Jason Kenney of Alberta.It’s the worst polling performance Pallister has had since being elected in 2016.“I think people don’t like COVID and that’s fine. I’m fighting COVID and I’ll continue to stay focused on fighting COVID,” Pallister said when asked about the survey at a Tuesday morning press conference. Story continues below advertisement 0:44Coronavirus: Manitoba issued over 100 tickets to people breaking public health rules, says Pa...

Manitoba premier says coronavirus restrictions may remain in place into the winter

Manitobans will likely have to deal with strict COVID-19 measures into the winter, Premier Brian Pallister warned Tuesday.With daily case counts remaining high and intensive care capacity close to the limit, Pallister said some restrictions on public gatherings and business openings will have to continue beyond Friday of next week, when the current orders are to expire.“My gut feeling is that as we get into winter, it’s going to be critical that we continue with a high level of restrictions for some time,” Pallister said.“COVID doesn’t give up, and we’re seeing that all across the country.” 0:41Coronavirus: Manitoba Premier Pallister says approval ratings are low because ‘people don’t like COVID’ Coronavirus: Manitoba Premier Pallister says approval ratings are low because ‘people don’t li...

Weather slowing down opening of Optimist Hill in Saskatoon

The closest thing to hitting the mountain slopes for Saskatoon families this winter may be Optimist Hill.Bradley Sylvester, who is president of the hill operator OSP Community Development Corporation, said the first full season got cut short when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the province.“We started up in the middle of December (2019) and we had a good year until (March) 17th,” Sylvester said.“Had COVID not come along, we still had probably another four weeks of operations, really good spring skiing, because the hill was in awesome shape, the weather was perfect until about the 10th of April and, of course, we couldn’t be on the hill after (March) 17th, everything was shut down.” Story continues below advertisement For this upcoming season at the toboggan hill in Diefenbaker Park, Sy...

Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand

Canada is in talks “every day” with various coronavirus vaccine suppliers in order to negotiate earlier delivery dates, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said on Tuesday.Speaking at a media conference, Anand said Canada is very well positioned in terms of its vaccine procurement, adding that although she does not have input in the regulatory approval process, she’s still making sure deliveries take place “as soon as possible.”READ MORE: New records detail Ottawa’s ‘bold aggressive’ strategy to buy vaccines and PPE“The delivery window is within the first quarter of 2021 …  I am negotiating with our vaccine suppliers every day for earlier delivery dates. So when the Health Canada approval comes we will kick into the delivery process ASAP.”Currently, Health Canada is rev...

Leaked Alberta modelling data projects upwards of 775 COVID-19 hospitalizations by mid-December

The Alberta NDP says leaked modelling data shows that nearly 800 Albertans are projected to be hospitalized with COVID-19 by mid-December.The Official Opposition said Tuesday it has obtained internal modelling data from Alberta Health Services that shows the increased strain on hospitals, and particularly intensive care units.The AHS Early Warning System data, which the NDP says it received from healthcare workers, projects upwards of 775 Albertans could be hospitalized with COVID-19 by Dec. 14, with 161 of those people in intensive care.As of Monday’s update, there were 453 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, 96 of whom were being treated in intensive care. AHS Early Warning System data, obtained by the Alberta NDP, showing modelling for ICU beds in Alberta. Released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 202...

Quebec ‘not heading in right direction’ to hold holiday gatherings as COVID-19 hospitalizations jump

The Quebec government will make a final decision regarding holiday gatherings on Dec. 11 as the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic progresses in the hard-hit province.Premier François Legault made the announcement Tuesday, citing a high number of cases and hospitalizations linked to COVID-19.“Currently, we’re not heading in the right direction,” he told reporters in Quebec City.The change comes as Quebec had already revised its Christmas plan and what is allowed over the holidays. The province had given the green light to two gatherings during a four-day period from Dec. 24 to 27. Trending Stories [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] On Tuesday, there are more than 700 people in hospital — a high during the second wave of the crisis. Story ...

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