Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Sunday

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  • Dr. Theresa Tam advises Canadians not to let their guard down even though they have become adept at physical distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.
  • Ontario is reporting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 for a third day in a row.
  • The UK is reimposing assembly restrictions amid an increase in cases.

The best doctor in the country advises Canadians not to let their guard down, even though they have become adept at physical distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

“Our challenge now is to guard against fatigue that can lead us to relax these personal precautions,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, on Sunday.

Coronavirus outbreaks are being reported in a wider variety of settings, including private social gatherings, community settings, and public indoor events, she said.

“This is a reminder that just because you know the people attending an event outside of your household / close contact bubble doesn’t mean that there is a reduced risk of COVID-19,” Tam said.

“In fact, it is in these familiar contexts that we may be most inclined to let our guard down, increasing our risk of infection and unintentionally spreading the virus to other people in our homes, workplaces and communities. .

As of 2:30 p.m. ET as of Sunday, Canada had 136,642 confirmed and suspected cases of the coronavirus. Provinces and territories have listed 120,430 of these as recovered or resolved. A CBC News death tally based on provincial reports, regional health news and CBC news stories stood at 9,211.

Meanwhile – after the federal government canceled citizenship tests due to the coronavirus pandemic in March – many immigrants say they fear a growing backlog in the citizenship queue will indefinitely delay their goal of becoming Canadians.

Before the pandemic, the entire citizenship process took an average of 12 months. Now candidates say they have no idea when to re-take the in-person tests.

Myrann Abainza came to Canada from the Philippines as a live-in caregiver in 2009 and was joined by her family six years later. They were on track to obtain citizenship when COVID-19 hit.

The Abainza family. From left to right, daughter Ella, father Rafael, daughter Ann and mother Myrann. The family was in the process of obtaining Canadian citizenship when COVID-19 hit. (Submitted by Myrann Abainza)

Frustrated by the delay and lack of information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Abainza and others say the government should find a way to hold in-person tests that meet public health guidelines .

“It’s very important to me because I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time,” she said.

” This is my dream. It is my dream to become a Canadian citizen. ”

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In the provinces, Québec reported 279 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Sunday.

On Saturday, several thousand people gathered in downtown Montreal on Saturday to hear speeches from conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccine activists, in one of the largest protests to date against the Quebec government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The march began outside the Montreal office of Prime Minister François Legault and at one point it extended over six blocks.

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The march began outside the office of the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, near the McGill University campus, and took place in the streets. 1:00

In Ontario, the province is reporting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 for a third day in a row, along with one new death. There were 204 new cases in Sunday’s report, following 232 cases on Saturday and 213 on Friday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said Toronto was reporting 63 new cases, including 47 in Ottawa and 35 in Peel Region. She said 64 percent of Sunday’s cases involve people under the age of 40. The total number of cases reached 44,504, with 39,841 considered resolved, and 2,815 deaths.

Toronto Public Health says seven people who tested positive for COVID-19 have visited a Toronto strip club in the past two weeks. Of the seven, six are staff and one is a patron. TPH says it is informing customers and employees who have visited the strip club of potential exposure to COVID-19.

People line up at a COVID-19 testing center in Toronto on Sunday. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press)

Manitoba recorded 18 new cases on Sunday, including 11 in Winnipeg, the province said in a press release.

Three of the new cases are in the southern health region, the statement said. Two more are in the Interlake East Health Region, while there is a new case in each of the Northern and Prairie Mountain Health Regions.

There are now 15 people hospitalized with the disease in Manitoba – the highest since the start of the pandemic. Three of those people are in intensive care, the statement said.

An employee wears a face mask as he talks to a person inside his truck at a COVID-19 drive-thru test site on Main Street in Winnipeg. (Jeff Stapleton / CBC)

Meanwhile, Newfoundland and laboratoryrador reported no new cases on Sunday and one suspected case from Saturday was ruled out; New Scotland did not report a new case for the sixth day in a row, adding that Sunday there is only one active case in the province; New BrunswickThe company’s active caseload remains at two after not identifying any new cases on Sunday.

Here’s what’s going on in the world

According to the tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University, the global total of confirmed coronavirus cases is now over 28.7 million. More than 920,000 people have died, while more than 19.4 million have recovered.

In Africa, according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases on the continent.

The majority of infections occur in South Africa, which has more than 646,000.

In L’Europe , the UK, which has suffered the continent’s deadliest outbreak, recorded more than 3,000 new cases for the third day in a row for the first time since May. The health ministry reported another 3,330 cases on Sunday, bringing the three-day total to more than 10,000.

Although the ramp-up of testing explains part of the increase, it is clear that the UK has seen the virus spread in recent weeks. To overcome the outbreak, authorities have tightened a number of restrictions on daily life. For example, the UK government has said social gatherings in England will be limited to six people from Monday, both indoors and outdoors, and rule breakers will have to pay fines.

A sign advising people of COVID-19 precautions can be seen at a restaurant in London on Sunday. (Hollie Adams / Getty Images)

In AsiaIndia recorded a single-day peak of 94,372 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s overall total to 4.75 million. The health ministry also reported 1,114 deaths in the past 24 hours on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths to 78,586.

Even though infections are growing faster in India than anywhere else in the world, the number of people recovering from the virus has also risen sharply. The ministry attributed India’s pace of recovery to aggressive testing and rapid surveillance, but experts say India needs more testing due to its huge population. It became the second most affected country behind the United States and now tests more than a million people every day.

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for coronavirus in Hyderabad, India on Sunday. Coronavirus cases in India are now the second highest in the world behind the United States. (Mahesh Kumar / The Associated Press)

in the AmericasOfficials in the U.S. state of Iowa said the number of cases rose to 814 on Sunday and two more deaths were reported. Health officials said 74,361 confirmed cases of the coronavirus had been reported since the start of the pandemic. Of that total, 1,218 people have died and 53,120 have recovered, according to the state’s online virus tracker.

The state said Iowa had an 8.9% positivity rate in the past 14 days, but six counties in Iowa have reported positivity rates above 15% in the past 14 days. The high rate means that public schools in Sioux, Lyon, Bremer, Plymouth, Carroll and Chickasaw counties may be able to apply for a state waiver to provide education entirely online.



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