Ontario and Quebec, the 2 provinces hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, each reported every day case counts of the respiratory sickness past 2,000 on Sunday — with the latter setting a brand new single-day file — whereas Nunavut reported its first two COVID-19-related deaths.
Ontario — which registered 2,316 extra confirmed circumstances on Sunday, topping 2,000 circumstances for the sixth consecutive day — is poised to impose a province-wide lockdown beginning Christmas Eve, sources tell CBC News.
In Quebec, well being officers reported a record 2,146 new cases on Sunday and 21 extra deaths.
Nunavut‘s well being authorities on Sunday confirmed the territory’s first-ever deaths from COVID-19. They stated a resident of Arviat and one other from Rankin Inlet died of problems associated to COVID-19 on Saturday.
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The brand new figures come a day after Canada surpassed the half-million mark in reported circumstances of COVID-19, and New Brunswick turned the final province to launch its inoculation program.
The newest 100,000 circumstances had been recorded throughout the nation over simply 15 days — the shortest development interval for the reason that pandemic was declared in March.
It took six months for Canada to register its first 100,000 circumstances of the virus, one other 4 to succeed in 200,000, lower than a month to hit 300,000 and 18 days to hit 400,000.
What’s taking place throughout Canada
As of 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Canada’s COVID-19 case rely stood at 507,795, with 76,859 of these circumstances thought-about lively. A CBC Information tally of deaths based mostly on provincial studies, regional well being data and CBC’s reporting stood at 14,228.
In British Columbia, the RCMP say they’ve served tickets totalling $18,400 to representatives from three locations of worship in Fraser Valley for violating public well being orders.
Alberta introduced 1,286 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths on Sunday.
New Brunswick‘s lively caseload fell by 4 after the province reported no new infections and eliminated 4 earlier circumstances from its tally — two because of false positives and the opposite two attributed to out-of-province circumstances.
Newfoundland and Labrador recorded two new cases on Sunday, however the province’s lively caseload stays at 31 as two recoveries had been additionally introduced.
The Northwest Territories says the federal government will foot the cost of self-isolation for residents coming back from training or coaching applications exterior the territory.
What’s taking place all over the world
As of Sunday, greater than 76.5 million circumstances of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with greater than 43.1 million of these circumstances thought-about recovered or resolved, in accordance with a COVID-19 tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins College in Baltimore. The worldwide dying toll stood at greater than 1.6 million.
In Europe, various international locations have suspended journey to the U.Okay. after a brand new pressure of the virus was found.
International locations together with the Netherlands, Israel, Belgium, Austria, France and Italy stated Sunday they’d halt flights to the U.Okay. after the federal government imposed powerful new coronavirus restrictions on massive areas of southern England to curb what officers described as a fast-moving new pressure of the virus.
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In Asia, South Korea has recorded greater than 1,000 new coronavirus circumstances for the fifth consecutive day, with about 70 per cent of the brand new infections coming from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space.
The tempo of the unfold has already met authorities circumstances for elevating physical-distancing guidelines to their highest degree, however officers have been reluctant to maneuver ahead with the measure out of worries for the financial system.
Within the Americas, shipments of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine started leaving U.S. warehouses early on Sunday, heading for health-care services across the nation in a push to distribute the nation’s second authorised coronavirus vaccine.
Staff at distribution centres within the Memphis space of Tennessee and in Olive Department, Miss., might be seen boxing up the vaccine. The primary pictures had been anticipated to be administered beginning as early as Monday, simply three days after the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration approved their rollout.
In Africa, the South African authorities has stated it recognized a brand new variant of the coronavirus that’s driving a second wave of infections. The World Well being Group stated it’s working with researchers within the nation to see if the variant is extra transmissible and the way it will have an effect on future prognosis, therapy and vaccine improvement.
In the meantime, Israel and Germany have stated they’re limiting journey to and from the nation over issues concerning the new pressure.