Coronavirus cases in Canada: More than 101,500 infections and 8,400 deaths
Yahoo News Canada strives to provide its readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information on all subjects related to the corona virus. We know things are changing quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest information on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources such as the Canadian public health website, the World Health Organization, and our own Yahoo Canada homepage.
Total COVID-19 cases in Canada: 101,567 diagnoses, 8,433 deaths (as of June 22, 11:30 a.m.CET)
Alberta - 7,704 cases, including 152 deaths (7,018 resolved)
British Columbia - 2,790 cases, 168 deaths (2,444 solved)
Manitoba - 313 cases, 7 deaths (293 resolved)
New Brunswick - 164 cases, 2 deaths (135 solved)
Newfoundland and Labrador - 261 cases, 3 deaths (258 resolved)
Northwest Territories - 5 cases (5 solved)
Nova Scotia - 1,061 cases, 62 deaths (998 solved)
Ontario - 33,637 cases, 2,609 deaths (28,933 resolved)
Prince Edward Island - 27 cases (27 solved)
Quebec - 54,835 cases, 5,417 deaths (23,322 solved)
Saskatchewan - 746 cases, 13 deaths (639 solved)
Yukon - 11 cases (11 solved)
Nunavut - 0 cases (1 false positive)
CFB Trenton - 13 cases (13 solved)
The Canadian authorities are working to curb the proliferation of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization classified as a pandemic in mid-March.
Canadians contracted the disease when they traveled to other countries around the world. Certain cases in Canada related to travel have led to close-to-face transmission between people, while the spread of the community has been reported in most Canadian provinces.
To curb the spread, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has limited Canada's borders, provinces and territories have declared exceptions, while people returning to Canada have to isolate themselves for 14 days after returning to the quarantine law.
Coronavirus cases schedule in Canada from June 2020
A timeline of cases between May 16 and May 31 can be found here.
No new COVID-19 deaths in Quebec
For the first day since March 20, Quebec reported no deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24-hour reporting period. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Quebec remains at 5,417.
Ontario reports three more deaths from COVID-19
Three more deaths from the last 24 hours were reported on Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 2,609. 1,654 or 63.4 percent of these deaths were in long-term care facilities.
A further 161 cases were reported in the province on Monday, for a total of 33,637 cases. Of the total number of cases reported, 5,364 were residents of long-term care facilities and 2,192 employees of long-term care facilities. 28,933 cases are considered resolved.
The latest statistics show that the age group with the highest number of cases in Ontario is people between 40 and 59 years (10,271 or 30.5 percent), followed by people between 20 and 39 years (9,558 or 28.4 percent).
Another migrant worker dies in Ontario
A third migrant worker died in Ontario, this time on a farm near Simcoe, Ont.
According to the CBC, the temporary worker was employed by the Scotlynn Group, a large agricultural company in Vittoria, Ontario, which received confirmation from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.
At least 199 migrant workers on the farm tested positive for the virus, as well as 18 others in collaboration with the Scotlynn Group.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit did not disclose the recent death in Ontario related to COVID-19, but officials said in a press release that migrant work was in intensive care before his death.
"I am extremely saddened by this loss of life," said Kristal Chopp, chairman of the health committee at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. "It is an absolute tragedy that someone who comes to Canada to work in agriculture and support their family at home has so far lost their lives to their loved ones. My sincere condolences go to the family of individuals at this difficult time. "
An outbreak at the Scottlyn Group was first reported in late May when 85 migrant workers, all from Mexico, tested positive for COVID-19.
The first two deaths involving migrant farm workers occurred in the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. The first was reported at the end of May, in which 31-year-old Bonifacio Eugenio Romero from Mexico was involved. Shortly afterwards, Rogelio Muñoz Santos, a 24-year-old worker, also from Mexico, died of COVID-19.
There are currently 350 farm workers in Windsor-Essex infected with the respiratory virus.
According to the CBC, the Scottlyn Group has quarantined 119 employees in hotels in nearby Brantford to join those who have recently arrived under the self-isolation rules.
Migrant workers were allowed to come to Canada during the pandemic, but must isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival. In early April, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided $ 50 million in federal funding to help migrant employers adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 quarantine rules.
COVID-19 outbreaks have also been reported among foreign temporary workers in Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba.
Around 20,000 migrant workers come to Ontario each year to work in greenhouses and farms, many from Mexico, the Caribbean and Guatemala.
Hundreds of migrant worker cases have been reported across Ontario on farms in the Haldimand-Norfolk, Windsor-Essex, Niagara Region, Southwestern and Chatham-Kent public health units.
According to the United Food and Commercial Workers union in Canada, migrant workers have complained about a lack of information and adequate equipment to protect them from infection.
Ontario reports the fewest active cases in months and returns to under 200 new daily patients
There are currently 2,151 active cases in Ontario. This is the smallest case the province has had since April 2nd.
The decline in active cases is due to the fact that Ontario reported more recoveries (251) than new cases (175) in its last 24-hour period. This means that 28,719 patients have now recovered from a total of 33,476 cases.
The death toll in Ontario is now 2,606 after 11 more have died since Saturday. Six of these deaths affected residents of long-term care facilities.
Of the 175 newly reported cases, 100 were identified in the Toronto area.
The province now reports fewer than 200 cases a day. It had done this six times in a row before its series was ruined on Saturday (when it reported 206). Ontario's 7-day average for cases is now 184, the lowest since March 30.
Of the 175 new cases reported on Sunday, 73 people between the ages of 20 and 39 were infected, most of all age groups. The province's last 24-hour route identified 38 people over the age of 60.
Of the 2,151 active cases remaining, 286 are in hospital (down 47 since Saturday). This includes 86 people in the intensive care unit (by six) and 59 people who need a ventilator (by four).
The positive trends come when Ontario continues to open its economy. On Friday, seven new regions moved into the second phase of the reopening, joining 24 other public health units that had moved a week earlier.
This means that services such as restaurants, hairdressing salons and shopping centers can be reopened across the province. Places of worship can also be reopened with a limit capacity of 30 percent while people have to keep physical distance.
The people of Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex remain in phase 1 for the time being.
The limit for social gatherings has been expanded for all regions, both inside and outside, from five to ten people, whereby the two-meter rule for physical distance still applies. However, people in Ontario are able to create social bubbles with 10 people, including those in your household, where they do not have to follow social distance rules.
Quebec is the least daily case in months since the province's eyes are reopening
Quebec health officials have announced 92 new cases of COVID-19 and nine virus-related deaths, bringing the province's total to 54,766 and 5,417, respectively.
The 92 cases correspond to the same increase that the province recorded on June 16, according to the Quebec Health Department. It is the second time this week that the province has registered fewer than 100 cases, and the fewest have been reported since mid-March when health officials only announced cases that had been confirmed twice.
It is also the 14th consecutive day that the province has reported fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 and the 21st consecutive day that it has been below 300. Before the last stretch, no fewer than 300 cases were registered since March 25th.
Quebec's test numbers reflect the results of two days earlier. In its last 24-hour journey, 8,242 tests were performed for COVID-19.
Six of the deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, while the other three occurred before June 13. The nine deaths are the fewest that Quebec has announced since June 8, and the third smallest since early April.
Montreal remains the epicenter of the province with 27,042 cases (up 41 since Saturday) and 3,329 deaths (up eight).
Of the 54,766 cases in the province, 23,322 people have recovered, an increase of 121. Of the 26,027 active cases in Quebec, 521 people are treated in hospital (minus eight), including 61 in intensive care (minus one). .
The latest positive news comes as Quebec plans to reopen several sectors on Monday and relax the rules for indoor gatherings, particularly affecting the Montreal region.
Restaurants are reopening in Joliette and in the Greater Montreal area. Meetings of up to 10 people from three households indoors are also permitted. The same rules have applied elsewhere in Quebec since last week.
Across the province, gyms, cinemas, arenas, concert venues and places of worship with a maximum capacity of 50 people can be reopened for indoor gatherings. Day camps can also be reopened on Monday.
The eruption in the south of Saskatchewan continues to increase
20 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 746.
Two of them are in the far north and the other 18 in the south. According to Global News, which has received confirmation from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, the "majority of these cases are related to the southern outbreak".
The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced an outbreak in two Hutterite communities in the rural community of Maple Creek, Sask. On June 17 after two members of a rural household tested positive for the corona virus.
Another 14 cases were identified earlier this week and linked to the outbreak.
Four of the 746 patients in the province who have now recovered have recovered, which corresponds to a total of 643 resolved cases. Of the 88 remaining active cases, 44 are in the far north and 34 in the south. There are three people in hospitals across the province.
To date, 60,060 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.
In Edmonton, active cases in Alberta continue to increase
Alberta health officials announced 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and increased the total number of cases to 7,704. There were no new deaths in the last 24 hours, so the death toll was 152.
Of the total cases, 7,018 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 22 since Saturday's update. Of the 534 remaining active cases, 235 are in the Calgary Zone (decreased by three) and 238 are in the Edmonton Zone (an increase of 12).
Of the active cases, 33 are in the hospital (by six) and seven in the intensive care unit (by two).
Alberta health officials have performed 389,405 tests for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Ontario reports the most cases this week, most deaths in two weeks
Ontario announced 206 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths, increasing its total to 33,301 and 2,595, respectively.
The increase in cases is the largest that Ontario reported this week after fewer than 200 cases were registered for six days. The new patients were identified after the province completed 27,383 tests, which is also a high in the past seven days.
The 31 deaths are the highest in the province since June 6. According to the Ministry of Health, only six of them were in long-term care facilities. One person died aged 40 to 59, but the majority of deaths (24 out of 31) were at least 80 years old.
Of the 206 new cases of COVID-19 registered in Ontario since Friday, 111 were younger than 40 years.
82 people between the ages of 20 and 39 were infected on the last 24-hour route in the province, which represents most of all ages. There were 45 cases in people who were at least 60 years old and 29 cases in people who were 19 years or younger. Fifty-two cases have been reported among 40-59 year olds.
Of the 206 new cases, 143 are in the Toronto area.
Among the province's total cases, there are 28,468 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 218 since Friday. Of the 2,238 active cases in the province (the least since April 3), 333 people are in hospital (an increase of two), including 80 people in intensive care (by two) and 63 who need a ventilator (by two ).
Far North sees worrying trends as it remains the epicenter of Saskatchewan
Eleven new cases were identified in Saskatchewan, bringing the province's total to 726.
For the second day in a row, seven cases were identified in the Far North region. Of the most recent cases, two were diagnosed in the South region and one each in the North and Saskatoon regions.
Three other people have recovered from the respiratory virus, a total of 639. Of the 72 active cases in the province, 42 are in the far north.
There are currently three people in intensive care, two since Friday.
So far, 59,252 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.
New case part of New Brunswick's worst outbreak
A new case of COVID-19 was identified at the Manoir de la Vallée long-term care facility in Atholville, NB.
This is the most recent case in the Campbellton region and part of the largest cluster. However, a total of 164 patients remain, as one of the cases was actually false positive, health officials said on Saturday in a press release. The case was also part of the Campbellton region.
New Brunswick had no active cases of COVID-19 before, but since May 21, they have discovered 44 new patients. Forty-one of them were in the Campbellton region, including two deaths (both in the Manoir de la Vallée) and 14 rescued patients.
There are currently 27 active cases in the province, including two patients in the hospital and one in an intensive care unit.
Since the pandemic started, New Brunswick health officials have performed 40,255 tests for COVID-19.
Quebec remains among 200 cases of COVID-19
Quebec health officials have announced 124 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 virus-related deaths, bringing the province's total to 54,674 and 5,408, respectively.
Of the deaths, 18 were recorded in the last 24 hours, while the other 15 occurred before June 12.
It is the 13th consecutive day that the province has reported fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 and the 20th consecutive day that it has been below 300.
Before the last stretch, no fewer than 300 cases were registered since March 25th. When it was last under 200 (in mid-March), the province still only announced cases that had been confirmed twice.
Montreal remains the epicenter of the province with 27,001 cases (plus 64 since Friday) and 3,321 deaths (plus 23).
Of the 54,674 cases in the province, 23,201 people have recovered, an increase of 229. Of the 26,065 active cases in Quebec, 529 people are hospitalized (minus 25) while 62 remain in the intensive care unit.
Quebec's test numbers reflect the results of two days earlier. 9,870 tests for COVID-19 were performed on its last 24-hour route.
In the Calgary, Edmonton zones, active cases in Alberta continue to increase
Alberta health officials announced 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and increased the total number of cases to 7,673. There were no new deaths in the last 24 hours, so the death toll was 152.
Of the total cases, 6,996 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 35 since Friday's update. Of the 525 remaining active cases, there are 238 in the Calgary Zone (plus five) and 226 in the Edmonton Zone (an increase of 15).
Of the active cases, 39 patients remain in the hospital and five in the intensive care unit.
Alberta health officials have performed 381,075 tests for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Two new cases in Manitoba
Health officials in Manitoba identified two new cases of COVID-19 and increased the total to 313.
Currently, 293 people have recovered from the virus, while the death toll remains at seven. Officials said they would provide more information on the province's COVID-19 situation on Monday.
Alberta sees new trends in the COVID-19 fight, 12 cases in the home
The chief doctor of Alberta, Dr. Deena Hinshaw explained why the province saw an increase in COVID 19 cases after spending a week in phase 2 and more than a month in phase 1 of its reopening plan.
There are currently 512 active cases in the province, compared to 339 on June 5. The increase is due to increased gatherings at workplaces and events such as funerals. For example, there are now 24 cases related to two funerals in Alberta, and health officials are expecting more in the coming days, Hinshaw said.
This is a shift from earlier phases of the pandemic, when the province saw its cases mainly in long-term care facilities. There are currently only 26 active cases in long-term patients and 708 recovered patients.
Alberta's best doctor continued to remind people that COVID-19 is still present in the community. Everyone should wear masks when social distancing is not possible and practice safe hygiene.
Recently, 12 cases were identified in a residential home, with officials believing that the transmission is most likely to occur through “common, high-contact surfaces”.
"This underscores the need to clean and disinfect these surfaces," said Hinshaw.
"Other important risk areas are social gatherings such as birthday parties and work meetings, where distance and masking are not available.
"Indoor gatherings are at higher risk than outdoor gatherings," she said. "Workplaces need to consider how they can ensure that distancing and masking are firmly embedded in the return to workplace strategies when needed."
However, there are some positive signs for Alberta in the fight against COVID-19. Hospitalization rates have decreased slightly in recent weeks, while most active cases come from a known source that has allowed health authorities to track and stop the virus from spreading. In addition, they have found no outbreaks or significant transmissions during outdoor activities.
On Friday, Hinshaw announced 46 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, increasing the total number of cases to 7,625. There were no new deaths in the last 24 hours, so the death toll was 152.
Of the total cases, 6,961 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 68 since Thursday's update. Of the 512 remaining active cases, there are 233 in the Calgary Zone and 211 in the Edmonton Zone.
Hinshaw announced a new outbreak at Edmonton's Material Recovery Waste Management Center, where 10 works tested positive. The facility is the city's main recycling facility.
Of the active cases, 39 patients are in the hospital (plus five), while six are in the intensive care unit.
Since the pandemic began, Alberta health officials have performed 373,724 tests for COVID-19.
More employees than residents infected with LTCs in Ontario
According to the Department of Long Term Care, there are currently 66 active nursing home outbreaks in Ontario, which have decreased by one since Thursday's update.
In these facilities there are 320 active cases among residents (minus 19) and 371 among employees (minus 64). Since the pandemic began, 1,799 residents (plus two) have died along with seven employees.
In its final 24-hour period, Ontario identified 178 new cases of COVID-19, the sixth day in a row that the province had fewer than 200 daily cases.
The Ministry of Health identified the new patients after completing 27,225 COVID-19 tests, the third most common to be performed in 24 hours. Of the 178 cases, 109 were identified in the Toronto area.
The latest update increases the total number of cases to 33,095. Among them are 28,250 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 246 since Thursday's update.
Eleven other people died after being infected with COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 2,564.
Of the 2,281 active cases remaining (the least since April 3), 331 are in hospital (minus 20 since Thursday), including 82 in intensive care (minus two) and 65 who need a ventilator (plus five).
Quebec remains below 200 daily cases, reports of deaths
Quebec health officials have announced 167 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 virus-related deaths, bringing the province's total to 54,550 and 5,375, respectively.
Five of the deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, while the other 30 occurred before June 11.
It is the 12th consecutive day that the province has reported fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 and the 19th consecutive day that it has been below 300.
Before the last stretch, no fewer than 300 cases were registered since March 25th. When it was last under 200 (in mid-March), the province still only announced cases that had been confirmed twice.
Montreal remains the epicenter of the province with 26,937 cases (up 64 since Thursday) and 3,298 deaths (up 31).
Of the 54,550 cases in the province, 22,972 people have recovered, an increase of 218. Of the active cases in Quebec, 574 people are treated in hospital (minus 63), including 62 in intensive care (minus three).
Quebec's test numbers reflect the results of two days earlier. 9,750 tests for COVID-19 were completed in its last 24-hour route.
Three new cases in Manitoba, including one where the public was symptomatically exposed
Manitoba's health officials announced three new cases of COVID-19 and increased the province's case count to 311.
A new case was originally reported early Friday, but health officials announced two new cases later that day because they were of greater concern to the public. The two most recent cases involve a man and a woman, both in their fifties from the Southern Health region.
“One of the new people announced today as a positive COVID-19 case visited JT's Store and Diner (40 Penner Drive) in Blumenort, Manitoba, on June 10, 2020 at around 6:00 p.m. The person was symptomatic at the time, ”says a press release. "Public health shares this information to make sure people are aware and looking for tests when symptoms develop."
There are currently 11 active cases in the province as 292 patients have recovered from the respiratory virus. The death toll remains at seven.
Another 626 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since Thursday, bringing the province's total to 56,317.
Seven new cases, no casualties in B.C.
British Columbia's health authorities have identified seven new cases of COVID-19 and increased the total number of cases to 2,790.
There are now 178 active cases in the province as 2,444 people have recovered from the virus (an increase of 19 since Thursday). Eleven people are now in the hospital (at one), six in the intensive care unit (at one).
Along with the youngest COVID-19 victims, Henry said there have been no new outbreaks of community health facilities in the past 24 hours.
Saskatchewans Far North reports 7 out of 8 new cases
Health officials in Saskatchewan identified eight new cases of COVID-19 and increased the total to 716.
Of the new cases, seven are in the far north, where 35 of the 67 active cases of COVID-19 are currently occurring in the province.
636 people have recovered from the virus and the death toll remains at 13. There are currently four people in the hospital, including one in the Saskatoon intensive care unit.
To date, 58,611 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.
18th of June
Diagnosed teacher in British Columbia
An employee of an independent school in the Fraser Health region of British Columbia tested positive for COVID-19, which led to a break in class.
According to Dr. Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry, the person held various roles in the school, including the teacher. Henry said that a small number of close contacts have been notified and that there are no contacts that affect children.
"It is not unexpected," said Henry. "When we opened the classroom at the beginning of June, we paid attention and that it is very likely that someone would bring the virus to school."
B.C. Henry originally opened a part-time and optional reopening of schools on June 1. Henry said the positive case would not change the province's risk assessment because COVID-19 transmission rates in children are low.
On Thursday, Henry also announced eight new cases of COVID-19 and increased the province's case count to 2,783. Of these patients, 2,425 have recovered from the virus, an increase of three since Wednesday's update.
There remain 190 active cases in the province. There are currently ten people in the hospital (one less) while five are still in the intensive care unit.
Along with the latest COVID-19 victims, Henry said there were no new outbreaks in the community or health facilities. Instead, the outbreak of Nature's Touch Frozen Fruits was declared over.
Newfoundland and Labrador join four other provinces, territories with no active cases
Newfoundland and Labrador health officials announced Thursday that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Since the pandemic started, N.L. has registered 261 cases; Three people have died, while the remaining 258 patients have fully recovered from the respiratory virus.
For the 21st year in a row, the province has not admitted a new COVID-19 patient. It is the first time since March 14th that there are no active cases in the province.
Since the pandemic started, N.L. has performed 15,322 tests for COVID-19.
Besides Prince Edward Island, this is the only province with no active cases. All 27 patients from P.E.I. have recovered after the last case was registered on April 28th.
All 16 cases in the Yukon and Northwest Territories were also marked as resolved, while Nunavut has yet to confirm a positive diagnosis. The last case found in the three Canadian territories was April 20.
Earlier this week, the health chief, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, if "everything is going well", the province will enter alarm level 2 on June 25 as part of its reopening plan.
At level 2, leisure facilities such as gyms, yoga studios, arenas and indoor pools can be reopened. Play equipment can also be used.
17th of June
U.S. CDC says risk of Ebola to the United States is extremely low
A Michigan teacher wanted to use a BLM at School curriculum. She says the district said no, so she resigned.
Josh Gordon making comeback with Fan Controlled Football, joining Johnny Manziel's team
Dominican Republic to construct fence along border with Haiti
What Do Dogs Dream About? (And Are They Thinking of You?)
6ix9ine Facing Lawsuit from Miami Stripper for Allegedly Hitting Her with Champagne Bottle