3rd COVID-19 death reported at Calgary care centre; officials flag operational concerns

A third COVID-19-related death has been confirmed at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary. According to Alberta Health, the 80-year-old man died on Monday. “This is another tragic case of COVID-19 at its worst,” Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday. Hinshaw said totals for confirmed cases related to the outbreak at the facility, […]

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Coronavirus: Health officials say there are 10 outbreaks in long-term care homes around Ontario

Ontario health officials say there are 10 outbreaks of coronavirus in long-term care homes across the province as facilities work to isolate those infected from healthy residents. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate medical officer of health, confirmed the number in a provincial update Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, Toronto’s Rekai Centre (Sherbourne Place) confirmed its first death, a man in his […]

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Winnipeg to keep sports fields closed, expand cycling routes during coronavirus

The City of Winnipeg will not be opening city-owned outdoor sporting facilities this spring to continue efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. At a press conference Tuesday Jason Shaw, head of the city’s emergency operations centre said all city-owned athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and skate parks should be considered off limits as during the pandemic. […]

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Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor will be joined by other officials Tuesday afternoon for the daily update on the province’s COVID-19 situation and response. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. at the Federal Building in Edmonton. Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will speak about confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the province and how the health-care system is […]

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Montreal races to create more shelters for homeless people amid coronavirus crisis

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise in Montreal, reaching 1,991 on Tuesday, up from 1,612 on Monday. Social distancing measures put in place in a bid to contain the spread of the virus have made providing food and shelter to the city’s homeless population difficult. On Friday, Mayor Valérie Plante declared a state of emergency, […]

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Hand sanitizer has an expiration date. Does it matter amid coronavirus outbreak?

The Food and Drug Administration just pointed out something about bottles of hand sanitizer people are hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic: They have an expiration date. It’s likely few notice the fine print while grabbing handfuls off shelves in recent weeks. It’s hard enough just to find a bottle lately. Should we worry, given 86,000 Americans have been infected with […]

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Coronavirus: Evidence of community transmission found in Peterborough, COVID-19 cases remain at 28

No new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported Tuesday for the Peterborough area, however, evidence of community transmission of the virus has been found, according to the region’s health unit. Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Peterborough Public Health’s medical officer of health, said Tuesday the number of cases in the region remains at 28. The health unit’s jurisdiction includes the city […]

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