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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday


  • 2 deaths were reported at Group Home, Marchham, which saw 6 deaths.
  • The 2nd case of COVID-19 was identified this week at a Manitoba school.
  • India, Czech Republic, France and Hungary report record rise.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHIC) is concerned about the steady increase in the number of daily coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

PHIC said in a statement on Saturday that an average of 630-plus cases were reported per day in Canada last week. This is more than 20 percent compared to the previous week, and more than 65 percent compared to four weeks ago, with an average of just 380 cases per day.

The four provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec are reporting more than 100 to 200 new cases a day, the agency said.

“Increasing daily case counts indicates a disease that is at risk of developing a rapid or ‘exponential’ outbreak,” Dr. Theresa Tom, Canada’s chief public health officer, said in a statement. “Controlling this growth rate that we experienced in the first wave of COVID-19 in Canada will take us from a path that is difficult and slow to burn.”

Tom urged people to continue with public health practices, to limit close personal relationships to “our small, stable bubble and to take appropriate precautions and / or limit the amount of time spent in settings and situations where actions are not enforced … exposure risk.”

As of 4pm ET on Saturday, there were 136,141 confirmed and corneal coronavirus cases in Canada. 120,075 provinces and territories are listed as recovered or resolved. The CBC News death toll was 9,211, based on regional reports, regional health information and CBC reporting.

In Manitoba, Province announced Saturday 17 new cases. This update brings Manitoba’s active caseload to 238. The province said eight of the new cases were close acquaintances of a known case of COVID-19.

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In Brandon, the COVID-19 case Verified at school – The second case was identified in the first week of classes at a Manitoba school. The new case is being linked to classroom 5-6 at Ecole New Era School, Brandon School Division Superintendent Mark Cassawant said in a news release Saturday.

The man, who was subsequently tested positive for the illness, was at the K-8 school from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, the province said in a news release.

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From today, Quebec Police begin to fine anyone who does not wear a mask according to public health regulations, Premier Franకోois Legalt said.

Legault said people need to show discipline on Friday to avoid the second wave of COVID-19 and stay away from big private meetings.

People will be fined if they do not wear the mask in indoor public places where distance is not possible. Fines range from $ 400 to 6 6,000, Public Safety Minister Genevieve Gilbolt said.

Even on Saturday, the demonstrators Went through downtown Montreal The province has reported more new COVID-19 cases than any other day in the last three months – mainly in another protest against Quebec’s mandatory mask rules and public health restrictions.

People will take part in a demonstration in Montreal on Saturday to protest the imposition of face masks. (Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press)

In Ontario, Second spread Six residents have been pronounced dead at the Markham Group home since the outbreak began, according to York Region Public Health.

The health agency confirmed on Tuesday that a caregiver from the Participation House, which is convenient for adults with developmental and physical disabilities, tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Saturday morning, the agency’s website lists the spread as active. The first outbreak was announced in June.

According to York Region Public Health, a second outbreak was reported at Markham, Ont., Group Home, which has identified six residents dead since the outbreak began. (Simon Dingley / CBC)

Saskatchewan Announced 21 new cases On Saturday, the total number of active cases in the province rose to 83.

The province’s investigation so far has revealed that 15 of the 21 new cases reported on Saturday were in religious lifestyles, a term commonly referred to as Hutterite colonies.

The province said 33 of the 83 active cases were in religious living conditions.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Reported A new case Saturday, with a positive case involving a worker traveling to a mine site in the city of Labrador.

The new case is related to travel and the person is a resident of the province, the regional health ministry said in a statement. The department said they were returning to the province from Alberta.

The province went six days without a new case of the virus.

Here is what is happening around the world

According to the calculation conducted Johns Hopkins University, There are now over 28.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide. More than 917,000 people died.

In Africa, The World Health Organization says there are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases on the continent. South Africa has a share of more than 644,000 infections.

In Europe, Several countries on Saturday reported record-breaking increases.

France registered 10,561, with new cases topping the top 10,000 for the first time; 916 cases were reported in Hungary, 25 percent higher than the previous 716 records. And the Czech Republic registered 1,447 cases, the highest ever this week.

People appear outside the COVID-19 test site on Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic. (Peter David Josek / The Associated Press)

In Asia Pacific, The state of Victoria has surpassed Australia’s COVID-19 death toll of 800 after reporting six more deaths on Saturday and is preparing to ease some of the tougher sanctions. Victoria, which has been hit hard by the viral renaissance in the country, has also reported another 37 cases in the last 24 hours. The national death toll is at 803, compared to 716 in Victoria.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has crossed 4.6 million after 97,570 new cases were registered in 24 hours. India recorded another 1,201 deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 77,472. Infections are on the rise in India like nowhere else in the world and it is the second worst country behind the United States. Experts say that despite the daily increase of over 1 million, India’s limited and limited testing has masked the actual number.

People wearing face masks appear at a market in Mumbai, India on Saturday. (Rafiq Maqbool / The Associated Press)

In Americas, Mexico announced that 24 of its 32 states are ready for a partial reopening, the first time any state has been listed in the “red” level maximum warning. The 24 states listed at “Orange” or High Risk may allow much-needed businesses to reopen with 30 percent efficiency. Eight other states are listed as “yellow” or moderately at risk, allowing for more business activity. However, bars, nightclubs and dance halls are closed and sporting events and concerts are closed to the public. The country recorded a total of 658,299 infections and 70,183 deaths – the fourth highest in the world.

Infections in North Dakota and South Dakota are growing rapidly in the United States, with 470.2 and 408.1 new cases per 100,000 people, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University. Infections such as the reopening of schools and universities and mass gatherings have arisen Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, Which has attracted hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

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