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

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The last:Residents of British Columbia and Alberta’s two largest cities face tighter restrictions around some social gatherings after an increase in COVID-19 cases.

From Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Monday that while she has spoken often of the need to “strike a balance between minimizing the risk of COVID-19 and minimizing the risk of harm from restrictions” , the province now loses the balance sought. ”

The temporary measure, which caps the number of attendees at 15 for events where people “mingle and mingle” such as parties and baby showers, applies in the Calgary and Edmonton areas.

Alberta has reported a total of 25,733 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 4,477 on the active case list. Health officials reported on Sunday that 118 people were being treated in hospitals in Alberta, including 16 in intensive care beds.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Administrator British Columbia, also imposed restrictions on gatherings on Monday, focusing on events in people’s homes. Henry said gatherings are now limited to people living in an immediate household, as well as their so-called “safe six” guests.

WATCH | Dr. Bonnie Henry said that wearing the mask is expected in public in British Columbia:

BC’s provincial health worker has said British Columbians must wear non-medical masks in public, but they have stopped making them mandatory. 2:13

“It’s a bit of a disappointing weekend for us,” she said after provincial health officials reported 817 new cases since Friday.

British Columbia has reported a total of 13,371 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, of which 2,325 of the cases are considered active. According to the most recent information from health officials, 77 people were in hospital and 26 in intensive care.


What’s happening across Canada

As of 11:15 a.m.ET Tuesday, Canada had 222,004 confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus. Provinces and territories have listed 184,997 of these as recovered or resolved. A CBC News death tally based on provincial reports, regional health news and CBC reporting stood at 9,977.

From Manitoba The provincial public health official also urged people to avoid congregating in large groups, saying many of the 100 new cases reported in the province on Monday were linked to social gatherings – including Thanksgiving.

Dr Brent Roussin said if the province’s trajectory continues, health officials expect to have a total of more than 5,000 cases by the end of the week. The province had 4,349 cases as of Monday, of which 2,117 were considered active. There were 80 people in the hospital, including 15 in intensive care.

WATCH | Manitoba frustrated by increase in COVID-19 cases:

As Manitoba sees a continued increase in COVID-19 cases, it is experiencing an unprecedented increase in its hospitals and intensive care units. As pressure to shut down parts of the province increases, officials are pointing fingers and doctors brace for the worst. 1:55

Roussin was not the only Manitoba official to warn. Prime Minister Brian Pallister expressed frustration on Monday with people with too much close contact as cases escalate.

“Grow up and stop going out and giving people COVID,” the prime minister said.

Saskatchewan reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of reported cases in the province to 2,783, of which 650 are considered active cases.

In Ontario, an area west of Toronto is awaiting word on whether tougher measures will be imposed by the province as part of the COVID-19 effort. Dr David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer, said that if neither he nor the local Halton Region Chief Medical Officer is ready to make a decision on tougher measures for the region, they will closely follow the number of cases and other measures in the coming days.

Ontario reported 827 new cases on Tuesday, with four new deaths. As of 10:30 a.m. ET, health officials said there were 312 people hospitalized in the province, including 75 in intensive care.

Québec Prime Minister François Legault on Monday proposed to extend restrictions on people living in so-called red zones until November 23, saying the daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths was still too high to allow for an easing of limits in places like Montreal and Quebec. The province reported 963 new cases and 19 new deaths on Tuesday, for a total of 6,172 deaths. Of the 19 deaths, four occurred in the past 24 hours.

According to provincial data, there were 527 people in the hospital and 91 in the intensive care unit.

WATCH | How health authorities are trying to balance restrictions and the number of COVID-19 cases:

Infectious disease physician Dr Zain Chagla explains how health officials try to balance restrictions and the number of COVID-19 cases when data does not emerge for weeks after a decision is made . 1:35

In Atlantic Canada, New Brunswick reported three new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 60. New Scotland and Newfoundland reported one new case, while no new cases were reported Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island public health official Dr Heather Morrison said on Tuesday the province had so far been spared the “devastating effects” of COVID-19, but noted that ‘A super-spreader event could “hamper our ability to trace contacts and provide critical care needed for Islanders with COVID-19 and those with critical care needs unrelated to COVID. ”

Two new cases were reported in Yukon Monday, and a mine at Nunavut reported that two workers who had been reported as suspected cases were confirmed positive for COVID-19. The workers were flown to their home province of Quebec and ordered to self-isolate.


What is happening in the world

Several potential COVID-19 vaccines are seeing early results from Phase 3 trials, with AstraZeneca saying it has shown results in older and younger participants. Meanwhile, Moderna is so optimistic about his results that he applied to make his vaccine available sooner. 2:07

A case tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University estimated the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide at more than 43.6 million as of Tuesday morning with more than 29.2 million cases considered cured. The death toll from the Baltimore, Maryland-based institution stood at more than 1.1 million.

in the Americas, the number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the United States has been at an all time high for two months, straining health systems in some states.

The White House said on Tuesday it sees a potential deal on funding the COVID-19 stimulus in “the coming weeks”, casting doubt on the possibility of reaching a deal with Congress ahead of the November 3 election. . A spokeswoman for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that she hoped a deal could be reached before the election, but noted that there were still major issues to be resolved.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people vote in the U.S. presidential election in the Jurassic Parking structure at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif., On Monday. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

in the Asia Pacific region, China reported the highest number of asymptomatic infections in nearly seven months. China detected 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases on Sunday in Kashgar, northwestern Xinjiang, after someone was found infected with the virus the day before – the first new local cases in 10 days in mainland China.

Hong Kong has announced that it will reopen public beaches and increase the number of people allowed to sit together in bars and restaurants from Friday, as the city continues to shy away from strict COVID-19 rules set in place in July.

In India, authorities have reported 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections. This is the lowest one-day count in more than three months in a continuing downtrend. In its report on Tuesday, the country’s health ministry also listed 488 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 119,502.

The number of cases reported on Tuesday is the lowest since India recorded 35,065 newly confirmed infections on July 17. Last month, the country peaked at nearly 100,000 cases in a single day, but daily infections have since declined.

In L’Europe , nighttime curfews have been put in place in French cities and Spain, and restaurants and bars in Italy are due to close at 6 p.m. Schools have been closed in Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic. German officials have ordered de facto lockdowns in some areas near the Austrian border, and new mask-wearing requirements appear every week across the continent, including a national requirement in Russia.

Italian police officers stand in front of a broken Gucci store window during a protest by far-right activists against measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in downtown Turin on Monday. (Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty Images)

Italy braced for more protests in cities across the country on Tuesday against virus-fighting measures such as regional curfews, evening closures for restaurants and bars and the closure of gyms, swimming pools and theaters – a sign of growing discontent across Europe with the renewal of coronavirus restrictions.

South Africa remained the hardest hit country Africa, with more than 716,000 recorded COVID-19 cases and more than 19,000 deaths according to the African CDC.

People in Iran, the hardest-hit country Middle East, faces new daily records of infections and deaths. Authorities have ordered residents of Tehran to wear masks in public, and many public sector workers in the capital have been urged to stay in their homes every other day.



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