COVID-19 Live Updates: Coronavirus News in Calgary for January 26

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Last week, Arviat, a community of around 2,800 people, reported its first new case since December 28.

With cases increasing over the weekend, the community, which had been COVID-free since January 2, now has 17 active cases of COVID-19.

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On Monday

Nearly half of Canadians know someone who has been infected with COVID-19, survey finds

A patient is transported to a hospital by paramedics in Montreal on Monday, January 18, 2021. Photo by Paul Chiasson /THE CANADIAN PRESS

About half of Canada personally knows someone who has been infected with COVID-19, a new poll suggests, as the last year has seen the new coronavirus go from a distant concern to an ongoing domestic crisis.

The January online survey, conducted by L├ęger in partnership with the Nonprofit Association for Canadian Studies, found that 50% of those surveyed knew a friend, family member, colleague or other who had contracted COVID-19.

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On Monday

Mexican President’s COVID-19 revelation fuels criticism of pandemic response

FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses the nation on his second anniversary as President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Photo de REUTERS / Henry Romero

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican president’s announcement that he had COVID-19 just hours after taking a commercial flight has sparked further criticism over his handling of the pandemic, which has left the country with the fourth death toll the highest in the world.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has a history of heart problems and high blood pressure, said Sunday evening that he was being treated for mild symptoms of COVID-19 after attending meetings and public events on the days previous ones.

The news capped the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic in the country and left unanswered questions about how many people had been close to the president during his three-day visit to parts of northern and central Canada. Mexico.

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