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Canada adds 1,795 new coronavirus cases a day after setting daily record

Provincial health authorities also said 11 more people had died after contracting COVID-19.  Read More source

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Premier Legault urges Quebecers to ‘stay home’ as spike in COVID-19 patients strains health-care system

Quebec is the province with the highest caseload and death toll related to COVID-19. Read More source

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Newfoundland workers from sites in Alberta, Nunavut asked to get COVID-19 tests

Three warnings were issued Wednesday about outbreaks at the Hope Bay gold mine in Nunavut; at Syncrude Canada’s Aurora mine…

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University of Waterloo research considers who should get COVID-19 vaccine first

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a model they say will aid in determining which segment of the…

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Montreal authorities concerned as COVID-19 cases rise among people 65 and older

Montreal is currently dealing with 130 outbreaks, including 42 in schools. Read More source

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COVID-free hospital zones could prevent cancer surgery complications, deaths: study

Having a COVID-19-free pathway reduced the risk of complication or death by about half, researchers say. Read More source

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New UBC documentary takes us into the heart of the PPE crisis in the U.S.

The film compares the Canadian government’s strategy for addressing the shortage of personal protective equipment to the approach taken by…

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Quebec delays school board elections, citing coronavirus concerns

Premier François Legault announced the decision Wednesday, saying public health recommended postponing elections. Read More source

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Trump credits therapeutics for COVID-19 recovery, says drugs will be made widely available

An experimental dual-antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc was among the medicines given to Trump to treat his COVID-19. Read More…

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‘Super Awesome Science Show’ Season 2: A podcast all about COVID-19

Jason Tetro explores the science behind pandemics — from vaccines to a potential second wave — in his weekly podcast.…

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Ontario reports 583 new coronavirus cases with majority in Toronto, Ottawa

According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 180 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 121 in Ottawa, 75 in York Region, 70…

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Operation Red Nose cancels drive-home service for holiday season due to COVID-19

Operation Red Nose has been operating for more than 30 years. Read More source

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Canada sees 2,364 new coronavirus cases, setting new daily record

Canada has now seen 171,147 cases of the virus.  Read More source

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Man escapes coronavirus quarantine early in South Korea by breaking through wall

Authorities suspected the man, who had entered the country on a ship crew visa, intended to illegally stay in South…

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Quebecers ‘need to stay home,’ health minister says as province reports 1,364 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec’s new cases of COVID-19 continued to soar Tuesday, bringing the province’s total to more than 81,000. Read More source

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Health Canada approves first antigen rapid test for coronavirus

Antigen tests look for specific markers on the outside of a virus, while all the tests previously approved in Canada…

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Ontario’s mixed messaging on COVID-19 is leading to distrust in province: Experts

Steven Hoffman, a professor of global health, law and political science at York University, said much of the fault falls…

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More than 220 cases of coronavirus reported among Canadian military members to date

To date, there have been a total of 222 cases within the CAF. Read More source

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