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  • Suicidal thoughts among Canadians significantly higher during COVID-19: StatCan
    Researchers found the prevalence of having suicidal thoughts among adults was significantly higher in 2021 than in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Health
    May 19
  • North Korea has reported 65 deaths amid COVID-19 outbreak. Experts are skeptical
    The country says 2.24 million people have fallen ill in its first reported COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities.
    World
    May 19
  • Quebec coroner says many people share blame for high death toll in first wave of COVID-19
    The provincial government, the local health authority and the owners of the Herron care home 'passed the ball around' while residents were left to die, according to Géhane Kamel.
    Health
    May 19
  • U.S. CDC panel recommends COVID-19 booster shots for kids aged 5-11
    The advisers considered CDC data that showed protection from two doses starts to wane over time, and that boosters in older age groups improved efficacy against severe COVID.
    Health
    May 19
  • Canada Day celebrations back in Saskatoon after two-year COVID-19 pause
    Tenille Arts will be playing at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Free Stage in Victoria Park on July 1.
    Canada
    May 19
  • COVID-19: Cases in B.C. hospitals fall as 6th wave shows signs of peaking
    The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported Thursday that there were 540 cases in hospital, a drop of 56 from last week, including 49 in intensive care, a drop of five.
    Health
    May 19
  • COVID-19: N.S. reports 24 new deaths in latest update, hospitalizations down
    Nova Scotia is reporting 2,513 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 59 hospitalizations and 24 deaths during the seven-day period ending May 16. 
    Canada
    May 19
  • COVID-19 deaths rise as hospitalizations drop in Manitoba
    In their latest update, Manitoba health officials say 149 people were hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, including 16 who needed to be admitted to ICU.
    Health
    May 19
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  • Worldwide COVID-19 deaths dropping, but cases rising: WHO
    The number of COVID-19 deaths globally dropped over the last week, but COVID cases have been rising in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization.
    Health
    May 19
  • B.C.’s latest COVID-19 wave has peaked: independent report
    The report also cited serology data to estimate that about one in four British Columbians have been infected with the Omicron variant so far.
    Health
    May 18
  • Quebec adds 14 new COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations drop by 37
    Quebec has reported a total of 1,060,045 official novel coronavirus cases so far. The death toll reached 15,326 in the latest roundup.
    Health
    May 19
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  • China eases COVID-19 test rules for Canadian travellers, other countries
    The Chinese Embassy in Canada said in a statement that starting Saturday, travellers will no longer need a negative RT-PCR test seven days before flying.
    World
    May 18
  • COVID-19: Peterborough risk index at ‘moderate’, 2 new deaths, 9 new hospitalized cases over 7 days
    The health unit reports 331 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic began. There have been 43 cases in ICU since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since May 11.
    Health
    May 18
  • COVID-19: Quebec hospitalizations rise by 23 as province adds 14 new deaths
    The province's pandemic-related hospitalizations stood at 1,634 following 105 admissions and 82 discharges in the last day. Intensive care unit cases rose by three.
    Health
    May 17
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  • Airport delays are due to COVID-19 rules, industry group says. Do we still need them?
    COVID-19 testing and screening rules can't co-exist with current travel demands, the Canadian Airports Council. Is it time Ottawa makes another change to its border rules?
    Canada
    May 18
  • COVID-19 could be the cause of mysterious hepatitis cases in kids
    It is possible that the affected children, many of whom are too young to be vaccinated, may have had mild or asymptomatic COVID infections that went unnoticed, a study suggests.
    Health
    May 19
  • COVID-19: HKPR reports death in Northumberland County; 5 new hospitalized cases
    The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports a new COVID-19 death iand 31 new cases over the last 48 hours, according to Wednesday's update.
    Health
    May 18
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  • COVID-19: Montreal health director to leave job after coroner’s report into Herron deaths
    The health authority confirmed the move one day after a damning report from a Quebec coroner into dozens of pandemic-related deaths at nursing homes across the province.
    Health
    May 17
  • COVID-19: Nova Scotia ending mandate for masks in public schools
    The province said starting on Tuesday, May 24, masks will no longer be required for students in schools across Nova Scotia, although they remain recommended.
    Canada
    May 19
  • U.S. marks ‘tragic milestone’ of 1 million COVID-19 deaths
    U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday commemorated the death of 1 million people in the Unites States from COVID-19, marking what he called "a tragic milestone."
    World
    May 12
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  • Quebec registers 14 new COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations fall by 35
    There were 1,599 patients hospitalized with the disease, a net decrease of 35. This comes following 111 admissions and 146 discharges in the last day.
    Health
    May 18