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Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti says people should be enjoying the outdoors as much as possible to hugely reduce the chance of COVID-19 spreading. Video by Shibani Gokhale
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  • The Canadian Press

    A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on June 19, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday June 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 418,980 new vaccinations administered for a total of 31,818,682 doses given. Nationwide, 6,791,918 people or 18 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 83,955.908 per 100,000. There were 633,500 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 34,674,914 doses delivered so

  • CBC

    29 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yukon

    Yukon health officials have announced 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to a news release sent out Saturday. "COVID-19 is now widely circulating throughout Yukon, so testing for COVID-19 infection is more important than ever," reads the release. Of the new cases, 22 are in Whitehorse while seven are in rural communities. Six people have recovered from the illness and there are no new hospitalizations. Three previous cases remain in hospital. Thirty-one recent cases have been confirme

  • The Canadian Press

    Uganda Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus

    TOKYO (AP) — A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks. The eight other members of the team left early Sunday by chartered bus for host town Osaka, central Japan, where COVID-19 cases are still being reported. Yasutoshi Nishimura, a minister in charge of economic policy, said on NHK TV Sunday that the government was looking into what h

  • The Canadian Press

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, June 19, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Saturday June 19, 2021. There are 1,408,123 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,408,123 confirmed cases (12,225 active, 1,369,844 resolved, 26,054 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 865 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 32.17 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 7,021 new cases. The seven-day rolling aver

  • The Canadian Press

    Yukon sees rise in COVID-19 infections as health officials report 29 new cases

    Yukon health officials reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the territory to 87. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said 22 cases were in Whitehorse and seven were in rural communities. He said 31 of the cases are believed to be caused by the more contagious Gamma variant of the virus, which first emerged in Brazil. Yukon has seen a recent surge in infections, with nearly half of the 182 total cases since the pandemic's onset currently

  • The Canadian Press

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Yukon health officials are reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the territory to 87. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says 22 cases are in Whitehorse and seven are in rural communities. Hanley says 31 of the cases are believed to be caused by the Gamma variant of the virus, which was first identified in Brazil. The territory has seen 182 cases of COVID-19 since th

  • CBC

    Alberta reports 127 new COVID-19 cases and 6 additional deaths

    Alberta reported 127 new COVID-19 cases as the province looks to an end of almost all public health restrictions in less than two weeks. Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer plan is set to begin on July 1 after the province hit its target Thursday of 70 per cent of eligible Albertans having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, the province administered 7,927 first doses and 55,250 second doses, with 27.3 per cent of eligible Albertans now fully vaccinated (23.3 per cent

  • The Canadian Press

    COVID-19 concerns give way to Habs Fever in Quebec as Montreal continues playoff run

    MONTREAL — The sun hadn't yet risen in Montreal on Friday morning when a contingent of Ontario hockey fans prepared to descend on the city ahead of what they saw as a monumental hockey game. The Montreal Canadiens were set to square off against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, marking the first time since 2014 that the team had made the National Hockey League's semi-finals, and Alexander Vizier and his friends had no intention of missing out. The group had driven 17 hours from the northern Ontario

  • The Canadian Press

    Ontario reports 355 new cases of COVID-19, 13 deaths, 213,236 vaccinations

    TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 355 new cases of COVID-19 today and 13 deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 58 new cases in Toronto, 54 in Waterloo and 45 in Peel Region. She says there were also 23 new cases in Hamilton and 22 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. The Ministry of Health says 336 people are in hospital with the virus, with 335 patients in intensive care and 221 on a ventilator. Today's data is based on nearly 25,400 tests completed. Elliott

  • CBC

    Pow wow vaccine clinic features dancing, singing, drumming along with COVID-19 doses in Toronto

    Indigenous health-care groups held a pow wow COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Toronto on Saturday in the hopes of creating a culturally safe space for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to get vaccinated. The clinic, which included Indigenous dancing, singing, drumming and a teepee, was held at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. It ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic offered Pfizer-BioNTech shots and it had 400 appointments. Steve Teekens, executive director of Na-Me-Res, Nativ

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