Coronavirus News Today: Nineteen COVID-19 Cases at Thorncliffe Park Public School After Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing; Tighter restrictions in five regions of Ontario today

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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.

5 h 58: Germany’s word of the year is – what else? – “corona pandemic”.

The Association for the German Language announced Monday that a jury had chosen “Corona-Pandemie” for this year’s honor. The group said it “names THE dominant problem for most of the year.”

The finalists were “Lockdown” and “Verschwoerungserzaehlung”, or “conspiracy story”. “Black Lives Matter” took fourth place.

Previous winners include “postfaktisch”, a reference to the rise of “post-truth” politics, in 2016; and ‘Heisszeit’, a play on the words ‘hot’ and ‘ice age’, to reflect concerns about climate change in 2018.

Germany has recorded more than one million coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic and is now in a second partial shutdown, but it is credited with better management of the disease than some other European countries.

5 h 58: India has registered 38,772 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 9.43 million.

On Monday, the health ministry also reported 443 deaths during the same period, bringing the death toll to 137,139.

India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population in the world, the health ministry said in a statement. He also said that targeted measures to ensure a low and manageable death rate have resulted in daily death figures below 500.

For more than three weeks, one-day cases in India have remained below the 50,000 mark.

The capital, New Delhi, has also seen a drop in daily infections. It reported fewer than 5,000 new cases for the second day in a row. On Sunday, he recorded 68 deaths, bringing the capital’s total to 9,066.

India is second behind the United States for the total number of coronavirus cases.

In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, the Home Office has allowed states to impose local restrictions such as nighttime curfews, but asked them to consult before imposing lockdowns at the level of people. States, districts or cities.

5 h 57: India has registered 38,772 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing its total to 9.43 million.

On Monday, the health ministry also reported 443 deaths during the same period, bringing the death toll to 137,139.

India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population in the world, the health ministry said in a statement. He also said that targeted measures to ensure a low and manageable death rate have resulted in daily death figures below 500.

For more than three weeks, one-day cases in India have remained below the 50,000 mark.

The capital, New Delhi, has also seen a drop in daily infections. It reported fewer than 5,000 new cases for the second day in a row. On Sunday, he recorded 68 deaths, bringing the capital’s total to 9,066.

India is second behind the United States for the total number of coronavirus cases.

In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, the Home Office allowed states to impose local restrictions such as nighttime curfews, but asked them to consult before imposing lockdowns at the level of States, districts or cities.

5 h 56: California counties will begin tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as cases rise statewide and Thanksgiving travelers return home.

Health officials are bracing for a surge of cases in the next two or three weeks that could be linked to the holiday gatherings.

Los Angeles County will impose a lockdown calling on its 10 million residents to stay at home from Monday.

Santa Clara County bans all high school, college, and professional sports and imposes a quarantine for those traveling to the area more than 250 miles away.

San Francisco and San Mateo counties have moved to the most restrictive purple level in the state’s pandemic plan for the economy.

The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations on Sunday, citing the latest data available from the day before. More than 1,700 of these patients were in intensive care units. California’s previous record was 7,170 in July.

California had nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 19,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic as of Sunday. The state reported about 15,600 new cases on Saturday.

5h52: A new report on the use of food banks in Ontario shows that there was an increase in demand for these services when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the province over the winter.

The latest study released today by Feed Ontario indicates that the number of people with access to food banks had already increased from the previous year when the global health crisis began, exacerbating existing problems.

The organization has included a special analysis of the impact of the pandemic in addition to its regular annual food bank usage report, which brings together data from 130 member food banks and 1,100 affiliated agencies.

The annual report examines data from April 2019 through April, while the pandemic analysis covers data from 71 members and 339 affiliates between March 17 – when Ontario declared a health emergency – and September.

It says all food banks have reported a significant increase in the number of new users in the first four months of the pandemic.

5 h 50: Stricter COVID-19 restrictions take effect today in five regions of Ontario in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

The provincial government announced last week that it would place Windsor-Essex on the red alert level of its tiered framework, the strictest level before a lockdown.

At this level, dining inside restaurants and bars is limited to 10 patrons, while social gatherings must have fewer than five people inside and 25 outside.

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Meanwhile, Halidimand-Norfolk is upgrading to orange level, and three other regions – Hastings Prince Edward, Lambton and Northwestern – are upgrading to yellow level.

The province says regions will stay in their new categories for at least 28 days, or two COVID-19 incubation periods, before a change is considered.

5 h 45: A new voluntary COVID-19 screening program for asymptomatic staff and students has discovered 19 more cases at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto.

The elementary school was the first for the Toronto District School Board to participate in the provincial program, announced last Thursday by Education Minister Stephen Lecce.

An email sent to Thorncliffe parents on Sunday said 19 positive COVID-19 cases had been reported – 18 of them were children, a staff member – out of a total of 433 tests carried out Thursday and Friday.

This brings the total number of cases at the East York School to 21.

On Sunday, 14 classes were asked to self-isolate, and testing is expected to continue on Monday.

The Toronto Public Health Department told council it does not believe the school should be closed, given that there is a higher percentage of cases in the surrounding community.

Read the full story of Star’s Libaan Osman here.

4 am: The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. EST on November 30, 2020:

There are 370,238 confirmed cases in Canada.

– Quebec: 141,038 confirmed (including 7,033 deaths, 122,144 resolved)

– Ontario: 114,746 confirmed (including 3,648 deaths, 97,319 resolved)

– Alberta: 56,444 confirmed (including 533 deaths, 40,219 resolved)

– British Columbia: 30,884 confirmed (including 395 deaths, 21,304 resolved)

– Manitoba: 16,483 confirmed (including 301 deaths, 7,010 resolved)

– Saskatchewan: 8,239 confirmed (including 45 deaths, 4,589 resolved)

– Nova Scotia: 1,271 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,078 resolved)

– New Brunswick: 481 confirmed (including 7 deaths, 363 resolved)

– Newfoundland and Labrador: 333 confirmed (including 4 deaths, 297 resolved)

– Nunavut: 177 confirmed (including 65 resolved)

– Prince Edward Island: 72 confirmed (including 68 resolved)

– Yukon: 42 confirmed (including 1 death, 29 resolved)

– Northwest Territories: 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)

– Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

Total: 370,238 (0 presumption, 370,238 confirmed including 12,032 deaths, 294,383 resolved)

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