The last coronavirus news from Canada and around the world on Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
7: 45: Fairs and events in Toronto and across the country are suffering through one of the worst years in memory as the measures remain in place to contain the spread of a disease that has killed more than 1,000 people in the city to this day.
Although the rules have been relaxed around small gatherings of a couple of households, a ban on large gatherings remains in place.
Even if some events are now online, written in the Star by Francine Kopun, the organizers worry about the effects of not having cultural events in the community.
7:33 pm: In the first frenetic months of the pandemic, the modern society has been installed on the side in the interest of saving lives. The economy has been stopped in a desperate attempt to stop the spread, such as hospitals scrambled to keep some of the more sick COVID-19 living patients. So far, the disease has infected more than 100 000 people across Canada; almost 8 400 people dead.
The next phase involves its own set of challenges. As prohibitions of ease and of government temporarily deploy their COVID-19 recovery plans, there are now thousands of survivors of the disease in Canada, who are also in recovery.
Read the Star’s Rachel Mendleson write on the long road to recovery for the COVID-19 survivors who do not want to go to rehab.
6:55 pm: South Korea has reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 that the health authorities are struggling to contain a resurgence of the erasure of some of the country’s hard-won gains against the virus.
The health authorities said 24 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, which have been the centre of the country, the epidemic since the end of May.
Ten others have also been reported in the central city of Daejeon, indicating that the virus begins to spread more widely, apparently as a result of increased public activity and the complacency of the social distance.
Nearly 200 of the infections so far have been related to people in a door-to-door sales company in Seoul, which mostly recruited people over 60 years of age. Sixty-ten other cases were linked to a table tennis club in another part of Seoul, where the member states have also transmitted the virus to a church.
6: 30 pm The chinese authorities have reported 25 new cases — 22 in Beijing and three in neighboring Hebei province. They say that 2.3 million people have been tested in an effort to contain the epidemic in the capital which has led to the closure of its largest food market.
China, where the outbreak began late last year, has loosened controls on business travel and that of new cases has declined. But monitoring and some other restrictions have been reimposed in the wake of the recent increase in infections. The Beijing health commission gave no details of where in the latter case, may be originating.
Saturday, 10 a.m.: President Donald Trump has suggested to his supporters that he has told members of his administration to slow down the speed of coronavirus test in the united States.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Oklahoma, Trump said the UNITED states had been tested for 25 million people, and a lot more than any other country. He also told the crowd that more testing leads to finding more cases of people who test positive.
“So I said to my people: Slow the test down, please,” Trump said at the 19,000-seat BOK Center, which seems to be roughly half full.
Saturday, 9 am: Ontario public health units reported a total of 35,188 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 2 640 deaths, up to a total of 180 new cases since Friday evening, according to the Star of the last census.
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In Toronto, the daily total number of new cases has fallen again to only 53 that the rate of reported infections continues to drop. For the past seven days, the city has seen an average of 76 cases reported each day; this average has reached a peak of less than a month to 230 cases per day for the seven days ending May 25.
During this time, the city has also reported a large increase in reported deaths Saturday, mainly as a result of the newly conducted surveys in the old cases. 25 fatal cases reported Saturday, 24 have been explosions which have taken place between mid-April and mid-June, the Toronto Public Health said.
Earlier Saturday, the province has reported that 333 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 80 in intensive care, of which 63 are on a ventilator. All three totals are in the vicinity of the lowest in the province was reported in data that goes back to early April.
The province argues that its data are accurate to 4 p.m. on the day previous. The province also warns of its last count of the total number of deaths — 2,595 — may be incomplete or outdated due to delays in the reporting system, saying that, in case of divergence, “the data reported by health units) should be regarded as the most up to date.”
The Star of the count includes some patients have reported that “likely” COVID-19 cases, which means they have symptoms and contacts or travel history that indicate they are very likely to have the disease, but have not yet received a positive lab test.
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