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Ontario reports 211 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario reported its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday as various groups looked at ways to slow the spread of the virus while preparing for lasting effects. The province announced 211 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 1,355, with a death toll that climbed to 23 from 19. […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. Alberta has seen its third death from COVID-19 — an 80-year-old woman in the Calgary zone. Government spokesman John Muir says he doesn't have other details, including whether the woman had been a resident of one of three long-term care facilities in the city […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. Alberta has seen its third death from COVID-19 — an 80-year-old woman in the Calgary zone. Government spokesman John Muir says he doesn't have other details, including whether the woman had been a resident of one of three long-term care facilities in the city […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:51 p.m. on March 29, 2020: There are 6,320 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 2,840 confirmed (including 22 deaths, 1 resolved) _ Ontario: 1,355 confirmed (including 23 deaths, 8 resolved) _ British Columbia: 884 confirmed (including 17 deaths, 396 […]

Quebec says number of new COVID-19 cases appears to be stabilizing

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — Quebec's premier and public health director struck a cautiously optimistic tone on Sunday, saying aggressive physical distancing measures appear to be working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Horacio Arruda, the province's director of public health, said the number of cases announced in recent days falls below what was originally projected. "Each day now, we have less […]

Quebec says number of new COVID-19 cases appears to be stabilizing

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — Quebec's premier and public health director struck a cautiously optimistic tone on Sunday, saying aggressive physical distancing measures appear to be working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Horacio Arruda, the province's director of public health, said the number of cases announced in recent days falls below what was originally projected. "Each day now, we have less […]

Early-morning 3.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in southwestern Quebec

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A number of people in southwestern Quebec were shaken out of their sleep early Sunday morning by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake. Earthquakes Canada says the quake occurred at 3:21 a.m. and was centred 39 kilometres northeast of Montreal, near Mascouche. While it was fairly minor, many residents across the greater Montreal area took to social media to report feeling tremors. The […]

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What’s being done to fight COVID-19

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick. Ottawa is pumping billions of dollars into health-care research and the economy. It has also put restrictions on both domestic and international travel and is enforcing […]

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What’s being done to fight COVID-19

Mar 29 2020 — The Canadian Press — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick. Ottawa is pumping billions of dollars into health-care research and the economy. It has also put restrictions on both domestic and international travel and is enforcing […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Mar 28 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 9:20 p.m. Ontario is now restricting gatherings of more than five people. There are a few exceptions, including for households with more than five people. Child-care centres looking after the kids of front-line workers will be allowed to have a maximum of 50 people. There's also […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Mar 28 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 9:20 p.m. Ontario is now restricting gatherings of more than five people. There are a few exceptions, including for households with more than five people. Child-care centres looking after the kids of front-line workers will be allowed to have a maximum of 50 people. There's also […]