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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

6:20 p.m.

Alberta is reporting its second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases.
The province is reporting 1,608 new cases today. 

The figure is down slightly from the record single-day high of 1,731 diagnoses reported the day before.

The province says there are also nine additional deaths linked to the virus over the past 24 hours.


3:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan is reporting 351 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths today.
The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the province stands at 45.
Saskatchewan's daily COVID-19 updates have noted this weekend that community transmission can happen quickly.
The updates state that 17 nurses in one hospital were recently required to self-isolate after being identified as close contacts to positive cases linked to sporting events and general community transmission.


2:30 p.m.

Nunavut health officials are reporting 13 new cases in the territory.
The number of local active cases, however, declined today due to 32 people who have recovered.

That figure now stands at 112.
The territory reports that everyone with active COVID-19 is doing well, with mild to moderate symptoms.


2:15 p.m.

Manitoba is reporting 365 new COVID-19 cases today and 11 new deaths.
Those who died range in age from their 60s to their 90s, and the province says almost all were linked to outbreaks in care homes.
Manitoba's daily COVID-19 update says an outbreak has been declared in the acute care inpatient unit at The Pas Hospital, and the site has been moved to critical on the provincial pandemic response system.


2:00 p.m.

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to creep up across most of Atlantic Canada. 

New Brunswick is reporting 14 new cases of the novel coronavirus today, the highest in eastern Canada. 

Elsewhere Nova Scotia says it's identified 10 new diagnoses, nine of which are in the province's central zone, while Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases.

Health officials IN Prince Edward Island held a rare weekend news conference today, but say there are no new cases in the province. 


11:10 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 1,395 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths linked to the virus.
Health officials say four of those deaths occurred in the past 24 hours and eight others took place between Nov. 22 and 27.
Hospitalizations went down by 13 today for a total of 665, including 92 people in intensive care - a decrease of one compared to the previous day.
Quebec has now reported 141,038 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 7,033 deaths.


11:00 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 1,708 new cases of COVID-19 today and 24 new deaths related to the virus.

More than half of the new cases remain in Toronto and Peel Region, which recorded 463 and 503 respectively.

The two regions are the only ones currently under lockdown under the province's tiered, colour-coded pandemic response framework.

The province is moving five regions to higher alert levels tomorrow, which means tougher COVID-19 restrictions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 29, 2020. 

The Canadian Press

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