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COVID-19: Here's the situation in Timmins today – TimminsToday

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The Porcupine Health Unit reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case today, and no new recoveries.

To date, there have been 60 positives cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 43 are resolved and four people have died.

The health unit is aware of 1,942 tests being done, which is an increase of 67 from the last report. There are 553 tests under investigation.

For the local cases, 37 have been in Timmins. Of those, 24 cases are resolved and three people have died. There have been 22 cases in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls. Of those, 18 are resolved and one person has died. There has been one case in the area of Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, and Fauquier-Strickland and it is resolved.

Ontario Public Health reported 459 new cases of COVID-19 today. In all, Ontario has reported 16,187 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, 1,082 people have died and 10,205 people have recovered. The province has processed 277,522 tests.

With talks ongoing about how to re-open the economy, Timmins Mayor George Pirie is concerned we’re going into a dangerous phase of COVID-19. Read the full update from the daily health round table for the pandemic here.

Timmins Pride Week has been cancelled but organizers are hoping to bring people together for virtual celebrations. Read the full story here.

The Kinsmen Club of Porcupine gave a $2,500 boost to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation.

The essential worker of the day is nurse Christine Robin.

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COVID-19: Delta variant driving fourth wave in B.C. – Flipboard

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Alberta Has Essentially Decided the Pandemic Is Over

VICE – Brennan Doherty • 16h

Alberta will soon have some of the loosest COVID-19 public health restrictions in North America. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 in Alberta will no longer be required to isolate for at least 10…

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Northern Health Region adds 13 new cases, three new outbreaks in Interior Health – Energeticcity.ca

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Out of 7,875 total cases in the region, 7,664 have recovered.

There were 1,116 vaccine doses given since Tuesday, bringing the total number of doses given to 301,931. Of those, 133,664 are second doses.

Provincial COVID-19 data

The province added 342 new cases Wednesday, bringing the active case count to 1,764.

There are 55 people in hospital, 23 of whom are in critical care.

There were no deaths across B.C. Wednesday, keeping the total at 1,772.

Out of 150,973 total cases, 147,409 have since recovered.

There were 24,495 vaccine doses given since Tuesday, bringing the total number of doses given to 6,931,815. Of those, 3,148,473 are second doses.

Three new outbreaks in Interior Health Region

Since Monday, three new outbreaks have been declared in long-term care facilities according to the Interior Health website.

Two homes are in Kelowna, where a surge in cases led to the return of mask mandates. The other outbreak is in Cranbrook.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday that the vast majority of cases recorded recently are in people who haven’t received a single dose of the vaccine.

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B.C. 'absolutely on track' for stage 4 of reopening plan, says Henry – Flipboard

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Poll shows majority of Canadians support barring unvaccinated from public gatherings

The Globe and Mail – John Ibbitson • 6h

An overwhelming majority of Canadians want people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 banned from gatherings in public places, a new poll has found – proof of this country’s solidarity in limiting…

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