Canada’s chief public health official reported new increases for daily COVID-19 infections in four provinces this weekend, when he warned that larger and larger outbreaks are occurring in long-term nursing homes and hospitals and are spreading in Indigenous communities.
Dr. “These developments are extremely worrisome as they put countless Canadians at risk of life-threatening diseases, cause serious disruptions to healthcare, and create significant challenges for areas that are not equipped to manage complex medical emergencies. Said.
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He said federal modeling, which showed that the country could have 20,000 new cases daily by the end of December, meant that “a stronger response must be delivered immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the country and cut the transmission.”
Health officials in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta on Saturday reported new one-day peaks in diagnoses – recording 23, 1,588, 439 and 1,336 new cases, respectively.
Ontario With 21 new deaths, he broke the record daily on Saturday. 1,534 cases and 14 more deaths were added on Sunday.
State Health Minister Christine Elliott said locally on Twitter that there are 490 new cases in Peel District, 460 in Toronto and 130 in York Region.
Prime Minister Doug Ford announced on Friday that Toronto and its neighbor Peel District were starting to lock down from Monday, with some other areas moving to higher restriction levels.
Quebec Reported 1,154 new cases and 23 more deaths on Sunday; the daily total has declined from 1,189 new cases the previous day.
The latest major outbreak in the state occurred at the Soeurs de la Charité in the suburb of Beauport, in Quebec City convent, where 39 nuns and 43 workers tested positive for COVID-19.
One of Saskatchewan’s northernmost communities is dealing with a massive COVID-19 outbreak. Health officials say the Fond du Lac First Nation detected 63 cases as of Saturday and listed more than 300 people as close contact in a community of about 1000 people.
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A Saskatchewan doctor says that record-high cases of COVID-19 should be a sign that the time is coming for tighter restrictions.
Saskatchewan It recorded 439 new cases on Saturday, and Saskatoon reported 170 new cases.
The province’s chief health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab said everyone should reduce their activities by more than half. For example, if you are shopping for groceries twice a week, he recommends cutting that once a week.
Alberta It set a new single-day record for new infections on a third day, with 1,336 cases detected on Saturday. Authorities say the high caseload is straining the health system and crushing contact tracing efforts, as public health workers do not know where most of the 11,274 active infections in the state are located.
New brunswick Officials announced 23 COVID-19 cases in the state on Saturday, setting the highest level in a single day since the pandemic began.
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The new cases bring the total number of active infections in the state to 71, and one person is in the hospital due to the virus.
What’s happening in canada
At 11:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Canada’s number of COVID-19 cases was 328,399, of which 52,624 were considered active cases. A CBC News death toll, based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports, is 11,443.
Manitoba He reported 387 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths on Saturday.
The state recorded the highest per capita rate of new infections in Canada for weeks. Prime Minister Brian Pallister was defended on Saturday, when addressing Progressive Conservative party members at a congress, saying that “every province west of Nova Scotia has the highest numbers in the past few days, including Manitoba.”
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“Trying to make the political argument that the Manitoba government is currently hijacking the boat while everyone else in the Western world is under attack is not fruitful, even if it’s right,” he said.
Nova scotia reported eight new cases on Saturday, after seeing five new cases the previous day.
Newfoundland and Labrador announced five new cases on Saturday, the largest single-day increase in the state since April 16.
Nunavut It is registering an increase in new infections and is reporting 25 new cases on Saturday, 22 of which are hard hit Arviat and three in Whale Cove.
There are 107 active infections in the area that confirmed their first case just over two weeks ago.
People coming to the Northwest Territories and Yukon once again need to self-isolate for 14 days.
Yukon Chief of Health Dr. He reported three new cases, according to a press release Saturday by Brendan Hanley. The area has also expanded a public promotional announcement for a Whitehorse fitness center.
In british columbiaA provincial public health order banned social gatherings of all sizes in private homes among members of the same “core bubble.” The order came into force on Thursday and will remain in effect until midnight on December 7th.
What’s happening in the world
According to a COVID-19 monitoring tool run by Johns Hopkins University, more than 58.2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide as of Sunday, with more than 37.2 million of these cases listed as rescued. The global death toll was over 1.3 million.
In United States of AmericaA senior deputy said on Sunday that the inauguration of President-elected Joe Biden in January would be a scaled-down version of the usual traditions that would not endanger Americans’ health during the coronavirus outbreak.
“I think this definitely needs to be changed,” said Ron Klain, the incoming White House Chief of Staff. “Obviously, this won’t be the same kind of opening we’ve done in the past.”
Klain said Biden and its elected vice president, Kamala Harris, will continue to emphasize safe practices when they take office on January 20, but will not elaborate on the details.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, it has been confirmed that more than 12 million people in the United States have contracted the new coronavirus, and approximately 255,900 deaths have been attributed to the infection.
South Korea Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said on Sunday that the country will tighten physical distance rules for the capital Seoul and nearby areas as the country reported more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 on day five.
Nightclubs and other high-risk entertainment facilities should be closed for two weeks from Tuesday and
Late night meals will be prohibited in restaurants. While customers are not allowed to drink or eat in cafes, internet cafes and gyms, spectators at sporting events will be limited to 10 percent of stadium capacity.
In JapanThe country’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday that the daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases broke a record on day four with 2,508.
Japan has so far experienced less than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths and escaped the toll of harder-hit nations. However, fears about another increase are growing.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday canceled the “GoTo” tourism campaign, which promoted travel and dining out at a discount for many people who had booked travel for a three-day Thanksgiving weekend in Japan.
Russia On Sunday, it reported a daily increase of 24,581 new coronavirus infections, bringing the national number to 2,089,329.
Authorities also reported 401 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 36,179.
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India It recorded 45,209 new cases on Sunday amid the fluctuation of the festival season in the capital and many parts of the country. At least three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat – imposed night curfews in many cities.
In AustraliaVictoria and South Australian states eased their COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday. Victoria most affected 23 days passed without a new infection.
Wearing masks outdoors, hitherto mandatory, is no longer necessary where physical distance is possible.
Masks will still need to be worn indoors and carried at all times. Home meetings will be allowed for up to 15 people, and up to 50 people can gather outside. Up to 150 people will be allowed at weddings, funerals or indoors religious ceremonies.
Residents of South Australia have emerged from a statewide lockdown Saturday midnight and can now visit bars and restaurants in groups of 10 and host meetings of up to 50 people by physical distance.