January 20, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on December 24th

Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East): At 2:45 pm Saskatchewan reports 154 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East):

2:45 p.m.

In the last 24 hours, Saskatchewan reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths.

This is the lowest daily number of cases since mid-November and is below 200 for the third day in a row.

All four of the dead were over 70 years old.

Saskatchewan has seen 14,255 Govt-19 cases since the outbreak and 134 have died.

2 p.m.

Manitoba public health officials report 244 new infections and 12 additional deaths.

That means 617 people in the province have died of Govt-19 since the outbreak.

Some 4,489 cases are active, 254 are hospitalized and 35 are in intensive care.

The current five-day test positive rate is 10.6 percent provincially and 10.6 percent in Winnipeg.

1:35 p.m.

Public health officials on Prince Edward Island on Thursday reported three new cases of COVID-19, all three involving travel.

Individuals are two women – one in his 30s and the other in his 50s – as well as a man in his 50s.

They all came to the province following a trip outside the Atlantic Canada and the cases were not related to each other.

PEI currently has five active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 94 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the infection.

1 p.m.

Yukon reports another new case of COVID-19.

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This brings the total number of cases in the area to 60.

A report by the Yukon government states that the resident contracted COVID-19 out of the region and later recovered.

It states that public disclosure notices are not required because the person was outside Yukon at the time of the infection.

12:50 p.m.

Alberta’s chief medical officer said there were 1,100 positive tests for COVID-19 in the state in the past 24 hours.

According to Dr Deena Hinshaw, the positive rate is estimated at seven per cent, and hospital admissions are on the rise.

He says the intensive care unit numbers are consistent.

12 noon

Nova Scotia today reported seven new cases of COVID-19, and there are now 36 active cases.

Six cases are in the Halifax area, one in the Western Health Zone.

Health officials say two cases in Halifax and one in the West are closely related to previously reported cases.

One case in Halifax is related to travel, while the other three cases are under investigation.

11:15 am

Public health officials in New Brunswick today announced two new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases include a 20-year-old in the Moncton region and a 50-year-old in the Bathurst region.

Both cases are self-isolated and under investigation.

Eight people have died in the province, and the number of critically ill patients admitted to the hospital is 44.

11:15 am

Quebec today reports 2,349 COVID-19 infections – another record.

Health officials say there are 46 more deaths due to the corona virus novel, 13 of which occurred in the last 24 hours.

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The number of hospital admissions decreased by 15 to 1,052 compared to the previous day, with 146 in serious cases and four increased.

The latest numbers come as Quebec closes non-essential businesses until Christmas Day, at least until January 11th.

10:45 p.m.

Ontario has hit a new daily high of COVID-19 cases, registering 2,447 new infections in the province.

A week ago it was reported that Ontario’s previous daily high was 2,432 infections.

The province has reported 49 more deaths related to the virus.

There are 646 cases in Toronto, 502 in the Peel region, 263 in the York region and 173 in Windsor-Essex County, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

This report was first published in the Canadian edition December 24, 2020.

The Canadian Press