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  • B.C. to offer COVID-19 booster to kids aged five to 11 next week
    The booster will be available to any five to 11 year old who has waited more than six months since their second COVID-19 shot.
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  • Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage flatlining as fall nears: ‘The stakes are high’
    Vaccination coverage has slowed in Canada, and with the fall approaching, experts are advising governments to work on ways to increase uptake in hopes of avoiding a serious wave.
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    Aug 19
  • CNE opens in Toronto for the 1st time since before COVID-19 pandemic
    The 18-day event kicked off with an opening ceremony Friday morning.
    Canada
    Aug 19
  • Severe COVID-19 outcomes on the rise in Manitoba, health officials say
    For the fourth week in a row, severe outcomes from COVID-19 continue to increase in Manitoba.
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    Aug 19
  • Canadian researchers discover ‘weak spot’ in COVID-19 virus key to treatments
    Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered what they are calling a `` weak spot'' in the virus that causes COVID-19.
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    Aug 18
  • COVID-19: B.C. hospital cases fall again, report argues latest wave has peaked
    As of Aug. 18, there were 366 cases in hospital, down 32 from last week, and 22 cases in critical care, unchanged since last Thursday.
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    Aug 18
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Canada stable, but higher than past summers
    The current rates of hospitalizations and deaths across Canada are significantly higher than in the summers of 2020 and 2021, as more infectious variants of the virus spread.
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    Aug 17
  • ‘We cannot live with 15,000 deaths a week’: WHO warns on rise in COVID fatalities
    In Canada, COVID-19 hospitalizations are trending in the right direction — though thousands still remain hospitalized as a result of contracting the virus.
    Canada
    Aug 17
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  • COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 1,524 new cases, 27 new deaths
    Saskatchewan's latest epidemiology report indicates COVID-19 activity is increasing in the province with 1,524 new cases and 27 new deaths Since July 17.
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    Aug 18
  • Health Canada approves 1st COVID-19 booster for kids 5-11
    Health Canada said on Friday it had authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 shot for children aged five to 11 years at least six months after completing their second dose. 
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    Aug 19
  • What is COVID-19 rebound and when does it happen? Here’s what we know
    President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 a third time after taking an anti-viral drug treatment, but an expert says "rebound" cases are not an unheard phenomenon.
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    Aug 5
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  • COVID-19: Quebec premier says no new restrictions ‘for now’ as vaccination campaign launched
    The idea is for Quebecers to get a booster shot if it has been at least five months since their last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — or three months since they were last infected.
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    Aug 16
  • COVID-19: HKPR reports death in Kawartha Lakes, 4 new hospitalized cases, ICU admission
    Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported 19 inpatients with COVID-19 as of noon Monday.
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    Aug 15
  • Ontario doctors advise vaccine catch up ahead of fall flu, COVID-19 season
    Physicians spoke at a virtual panel hosted by the Ontario Medical Association to for a lookahead discussion about the pandemic and other health-care issues in the coming months.
    Canada
    Aug 17
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  • Carling Heights COVID-19 Assessment Centre moving to Victoria Hospital
    The COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre located at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre will be moving to Building 24 in Victoria Hospital.
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    Aug 18
  • COVID-19: N.B. reports Omicron BA.5 subvariant makes up 86% of new cases
    New Brunswick public health recorded 675 new PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the seven-day period ending Aug. 13, in a decrease from the previous week.
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    Aug 16
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations continue monthlong rise in Alberta as universities prepare for fall classes
    In the past week, the province announced 27 more people died of COVID-19.
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    Aug 17
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  • COVID-19: N.S. reports 11 deaths in weekly report, new hospitalizations down
    In the 7-day period ending Aug. 15, there were 40 new hospital admissions for COVID-19 complications in Nova Scotia, a slight decrease from the previous week. 
    Canada
    Aug 18
  • Children’s Tylenol, Advil shortage in Alberta attributed to summer COVID infections
    'Because of higher-than-expected demand due to COVID cases over the summer, many pharmacies across Alberta and other Canadian provinces are experiencing stock shortages.'
    Health
    Aug 17
  • COVID-19: Peterborough risk index remains moderate, 5 new hospitalizations, active cases dip
    The health unit reports 380 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic began — five more since the Aug. 10 update.
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    Aug 17
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