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Live at 11:30 a.m.: Region of Waterloo Public Health to provide update on COVID-19 – CTV News

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KITCHENER —
Region of Waterloo Public Health officials are set to provide an update on COVID-19.

The update is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday. You can watch it in the video player above when it starts.

Waterloo Region has currently reported 487 cases, 159 of which are resolved. Twenty-five people have died.

That total jumped on Saturday, when the region reported its largest single-day increase to date with 75.

Public health officials said in an emailed statement on Saturday that the jump is a result of the expanded testing for priority groups, especially people in long-term care and retirement homes.

“We expect to continue to see significant increases in the days ahead as a result of expanded testing,” the statement reads in part.

More than half of the region’s cases have been in some way connected to a long-term care or retirement home as public health units across the province continue to focus their testing efforts there.

In Waterloo Region, outbreaks have been declared at 16 retirement homes, but three of those outbreaks have been declared over since Friday.

In Waterloo Region, 252 cases had been linked to these settings. That number, updated on Sunday morning, is current with data from 7 p.m. the night before.

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16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, top doctor says – CBC.ca

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There are 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced on Monday.

There are 196 active cases, Roussin said at a news conference with Health Minister Cameron Friesen, and 354 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the 16 new cases, 11 are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and five are in the Southern Health region.

There are 64 cases within a cluster in Brandon, Roussin said. There were frequent connections between community members, he said, but he isn’t aware of a specific community event where people transmitted the disease.

“We are seeing early signs of community transmission,” he said.

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Quebec reports one new COVID-19 death, 156 new cases – CTV News

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MONTREAL —
There are now 5,696 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Monday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 60,627. 

That’s up one from the total of 5,695 deaths reported Sunday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 156 from the total of 60,471 announced a day earlier. Of the 156 new cases, 98 were recorded over the past 24 hours and 58 have been added due to a data adjustment, health authorities said. 

This is the first time in the past month that the province has reported under 100 cases in a 24-hour period. 

 “I will tell you today, this is very good news for us,” said Health Minister Christian Dube during a press conference on Monday. 

There are 157 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Monday, up one from the 156 reported Sunday. Of those in a hospital, 21 are in intensive care, down one from the 22 reported 24 hours earlier.

Recoveries have not been updated for days in the province due to a technical glitch, public health authorities say.

Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 13,600 COVID-19 tests on Saturday, down 2,493 from the 16,093 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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Manitoba’s chief public health officer and health minister will give the latest update on pandemic numbers in the province at 1 p.m.

News conference from Dr. Brent Roussin and Health Minister Cameron Friesen will be live streamed here

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, seen in a March file photo, will give an update on COVID-19 in the province at 1 p.m. along with Health Minister Cameron Friesen. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Manitoba’s chief public health officer and health minister will give the latest update on pandemic numbers in the province at 1 p.m. CT.

The news conference will be live streamed here and on Facebook, Twitter and CBC Gem.

As of Sunday, Manitoba had 182 active cases of COVID-19, including 51 cases announced over the weekend.

There have now been 542 cases of the illness detected in Manitoba since the pandemic began. Eight people have died and 352 have recovered in the province.

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