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Central zone has four active COVID-19 cases – The Pipestone Flyer – Pipestone Flyer

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Province of Alberta confirmed 71 COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 559.

The active cases in the province Sunday was at 520.

The total of confirmed cases in the province reached 8,067 Monday, up from Sunday’s 7,996.

Recoveries were also up Monday at 7,354 from Sunday’s 7,322.

There were four active cases in the central zone Monday, from Sunday’s three and Saturday’s two.

The City of Red Deer remains at one active case.

There are two active cases in Beaver County and another one in the Town of Olds.

There are no active cases surrounding the city, in the Red Deer County, Lacombe County, the City of Lacombe, Town of Sylvan Lake, Clearwater County, Ponoka County and County of Stettler.

As of Monday, the local zone has had 92 confirmed cases of the virus, of which 87 have recovered. There has been one death in the past.

The virus-death toll remains at 154 in Alberta – same as Sunday.

There were 41 people in hospitals across the province, a decrease of two from Sunday’s 41. The number of people in intensive care increased by one Monday at nine.

Calgary zone has the most confirmed cases at 5,332, of which 239 were active Monday. The number of recoveries in this zone is at 4,981. There were eighteen people in hospital in this zone with five in intensive care. The zone has had 112 COVID-19 deaths.

Edmonton zone had 257 active cases Monday. The zone has had 1,017 confirmed cases, 745 recoveries and 15 deaths. There were 18 people in hospital in this zone Monday with three in intensive care.

The south zone has confirmed 1,305 total virus cases to date, of which 26 were active Monday. The number of recoveries in this zone is at 1,269 with 10 virus-deaths.

The north zone has confirmed 306 COVID-19 cases, of which 32 were active Monday. There are 258 recoveries in this zone with five people in hospital and one in intensive care. The zone has reported 16 virus-deaths.

The number of tests to date conducted in the province reached 442,253 Monday, an increase of 6,999 from Sunday’s 442,253.



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30 Vaughan mushroom farm workers test positive for coronavirus: York health – 680 News

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York Region Public Health says 30 workers at a Vaughan-area mushroom farm have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The health unit said the “workplace cluster” is at the Ravine Mushroom Farm, located on King Vaughan Road, which is in between Weston Road and Pine Valley Drive. They said they were first made aware of the situation on June 27.

Twenty-four of the individuals who tested positive for the virus are residents of the region, the health unit said in a notice on their website.

The outbreak is considered large, said Dr. Karim Kurjii, the medical officer of health for the region in a YouTube update Monday.

“We have one large outbreak at a farm and a few cases each at several farms in York Region,” he said. “These have been proactively identified with our hospital partners, in particular, South Lake Hospital.”

He added that public health inspectors have visited the sites.

“Our public health inspectors have been into these farms in order to give infection prevention and control advice to the farmers, as well as ensure the living conditions are adequate,” he said.

Kurjii did not list what other farms were experiencing these outbreaks.

York health said they conducted risk assessments on the infected individuals at the Vaughan site and determined that the risk to the general public is low.

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London-Middlesex may enter Stage 3 of reopening near the end of July: MLHU – Globalnews.ca

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London-Middlesex is on its way to enter Stage 3 of Ontario’s novel coronavirus reopening plan, according to London’s chief medical officer of health.

Dr. Chris Mackie said Monday that he’s hopeful the region will be given the green light to move ahead with the province’s reopening plan within the next few weeks.

“I think (we) could see a move to Stage 3 over the next two to three weeks. I would not be surprised at all to see that,” said Mackie.

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“I also think that it’s likely the province will choose to do a regional approach as they did with the Stage 2 reopening.”

Mackie also commented on Leamington and Kingsville in Essex county entering Stage 2 as of Tuesday, saying it is a sign that “this region is really getting COVID-19 under control.”

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According to the Province of Ontario, in Stage 3 the province will consider opening more workplaces, dine-in restaurants, and indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, including playgrounds.

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Casinos, fitness facilities and amusement parks are also on the list, all with added public health measures in place.

London-Middlesex has not seen any new cases of COVID-19 for two days in a row. The last reported death in the region related to the virus was June 12.

As of Monday, there are 630 confirmed cases in the region, which includes 57 deaths and 515 recoveries.






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VCH warns of COVID-19 exposure at Downtown Vancouver club – Vancouver Is Awesome

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Vancouver Coastal Health is notifying people who visited the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont about a possible exposure to COVID-19 during the nights of Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29.

In a release, VCH states that individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 attended these areas of the Hotel Belmont (654 Nelson Street) on those dates.

However, the health authority adds that there is no known risk to anyone who attended the Hotel Belmont outside these two dates. In addition, there is no ongoing risk to the community.

As a precaution, VCH advises people who attended the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont during the nights of Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29 to monitor themselves for 14 days. As long as they remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and they should continue with their usual daily activities.

If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended because it is not accurate or useful. If you develop any of these symptoms of COVID-19, please seek COVID-19 testing and immediately self-isolate. Please call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing. 

In June, VCH warned of a possible exposure to COVID-19 to people who were at Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. from June 21 to 24. It says a number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the lounge on those dates. However, the club has since passed a health inspection and reopened. 

COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (e.g. a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Most people who get COVID-19 have only mild disease, but a few people can get very sick and may need to go to hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, runny nose, sore throat loss of smell and/or diarrhea.

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