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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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KINGSTON — New tests for COVID-19 that could arrive in the coming weeks promise to greatly improve access and wait times, the area’s medical officer of health said Friday.The Ontario government may introduce a saliva test and a swish-and-spit test using saline water that can be easily administered in more locations, said Dr. Kieran Moore,…
WINNIPEG -- Health officials with the province are advising people of a possible exposure to COVID-19 at a Winnipeg school. In a news bulletin on Tuesday, officials said a person at IQRA School in Winnipeg was at the school on Sept. 23 and 24 while having COVID-19. The affected cohort has been advised to self-isolate…
Until early September, Mark Boyter thought he had no reason to worry about his mother-in-law, Jessie Switzer. Until early September, Boyter thought there had only been two cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak at Switzer’s long-term care facility, Burnaby’s George Derby Centre, had begun a month prior. But when he was contacted by a family…
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In Ottawa, the alarming spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes underscores the lack of a clear plan and action on the part of Ontario’s Ford government to address the issues that have been raised repeatedly. More than 100 residents have contracted COVID-19 in Ottawa’s long-term care homes…
Author of the article:Megan StaceyPublishing date:Sep 19, 2020  •   •  3 minute readWard 1 councillor Michael van Holst (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)Article contentLondon doctors and public health experts say Ward 1 Coun. Michael van Holst doesn’t have his facts straight in a letter to council that includes anti-vaccination rhetoric and suggests science isn’t being…
Six months ago, cross-border health-care worker Torry Robertson of LaSalle, Ont., contracted COVID-19 — leading to renal failure, a super bug, bacterial pneumonia and almost 40 days connected to a ventilator. But Friday, he was finally given the green light to go home, with neighbours, friends and family members cheering him on.It's been a journey…
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BARRIE, ONT. -- The Grey Bruce health unit is reporting two new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The region has had 132 cases to date with 124 recoveries. The health unit says 28 health care workers became infected with the virus during the pandemic. The most cases have been in Owen Sound with…
Share on PinterestNew research looks at global warming’s potential impact on the transmission of mosquito-borne viruses.West Nile virus, which mosquitoes — as principal vectors — transmit to humans, first arrived in North America in 1999. Since then, it has become the most common mosquito-borne infection in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.Scientific models at Stanford University,…
OTTAWA -- COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at two more Ottawa schools, while 54 schools in Ottawa have active cases of COVID-19. Ottawa Public Health reports new COVID-19 outbreaks at Ecole elementaire Seraphin Marion and Ecole secondaire publique Louis-Riel. Two students have tested positive for COVID-19 at both schools. COVID-19 outbreaks have now been declared…