The last coronavirus news from Canada and around the world on Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
17h35: The UK government faced pressure on Tuesday to act quickly to contain coronavirus infections after a surge in the number of new cases across the UK in recent days has fueled concerns about the future trajectory of the pandemic during the winter.
Following figures on Monday showing the UK recorded nearly 3,000 new cases of coronavirus for the second day in a row, government ministers and scientists have expressed concerns that the easing of the lockdown during the Many people, especially young adults, have been urged to leave their custody in a country that has experienced Europe’s deadliest virus outbreak.
4h16: India today reported 1,133 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, its highest total on a day.
The Department of Health also reported 75,809 new cases, bringing India’s total to nearly 4.3 million – just behind the United States and maintaining an upward push amid easing restrictions on l nationwide to help ease economic pain. The country’s death toll now stands at 72,775 people.
India reports the world’s highest number of one-day cases for more than a month.
4 am: The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. EDT on September 8, 2020:
There are 132,136 confirmed cases in Canada.
_ Quebec: 63,713 confirmed (including 5,770 deaths, 55,960 resolved)
_ Ontario: 43,161 confirmed (including 2,813 deaths, 38,958 resolved)
_ Alberta: 14,474 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)
_ British Columbia: 6,162 confirmed (including 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)
_ Saskatchewan: 1,662 confirmed (including 24 deaths, 1,580 resolved)
_ Manitoba: 1338 confirmed (including 16 deaths, 910 resolved)
_ Nova Scotia: 1,085 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,015 resolved)
_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 269 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 265 resolved)
_ New Brunswick: 192 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 186 resolved)
_ Prince Edward Island: 47 confirmed (including 44 resolved)
_ Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)
_ Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)
_ Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)
_ Nunavut: no confirmed case
_ Total: 132,136 (0 presumption, 132,136 confirmed including 9,146 deaths, 116,456 resolved)
3 h 40: Ontario students will begin returning to class in person today for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The province closed all schools on March 13 as cases of coronavirus disease began to increase.
This fall, the boards will offer a mix of in-person classes and online learning for students who choose to stay at home.
Some school boards in different parts of the province will reopen schools today, while others will start restarting over the next two weeks.
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