CANADA: Rising COVID cases sparks renewed concerns over hospital strain
CANADA: Rising COVID cases sparks renewed concerns over hospital strain
Top Public Health Officials Calling for Stay at Home Order in Ontario
06 April, 2021, 19:59
Ontario says 1,976 cases have been resolved since the last update.
The 3,065 infections reported Tuesday mark a slight increase over Monday's total when 2,938 were added. That's more cases than in June, July and August 2020 combined.
The Ministry of Health says there are now 1,161 patients hospitalized across the province due to the virus, up from 942 a day ago. The last time the province's positivity rate was that high was in early January when it reached 9.4 per cent.
More than 76,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ontario since Monday's report. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 955 new cases in Toronto, 561 in Peel Region and 320 in York Region.
Ottawa's medical officer of health has spoken out to stress the need for further pandemic restrictions, including a provincewide stay-at-home order, to stem the spread of COVID-19 and more threatening variants of the virus as pressure mounts on the health-care system.
Morrison says two cases reported on March 26 have been confirmed as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.
Etches said her team is reviewing school-related COVID-19 data to advise on an approach for local schools.
To date, 893,590 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,472 of which are second doses.
Students will also be back in their classrooms today after the province put an end on Thursday to days of anxiety and speculation about a possible return to remote learning.
But provincial data continues to prove what many experts have always been saying: that struggling businesses like these and even people gathering socially are not the primary cause of rising case numbers, and thus shouldn't be the focus of Premier Doug Ford and his team's measures. "We are not dealing with the same virus that we started out with a year ago".
More than 323,148 people have been fully vaccinated against the disease in Ontario since mid-December.
Lead image: A message to visitors on the door to the Kimberley Visitor Centre from the City of Kimberley.
Jordanian authorities said on Sunday they had foiled a "malicious plot" by Hamzah to destabilize the kingdom with foreign support. Abdullah and Hamzah are both sons of the late King Hussein, who remains a beloved figure two decades after his death.
Huneiti affirmed that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's security and stability take precedence over any consideration". Most dramatically, the Jordanian military ordered the house arrest of the popular former crown prince Hamzeh bin Hussein.
Restaurants can only offer delivery and take-out services in the shutdown zone and no indoor dining will be allowed. Schools would remain open, Ontario's education minister said on Twitter, drawing criticism from teachers' unions.
Furthermore, 60,048 people were discharged after recovery on Saturday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,16,29,289. Last week, it opened up vaccinations to all those over 45 years old to speed up its flagging national inoculation drive.
He also emphasised that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's security and stability take precedence over any consideration". He said that a number of his friends had been arrested, his security had removed and his internet and phone lines had been cut.
The updated trial data would not prompt the company to change that development strategy, a BioNTech spokeswoman said. Pfizer and BioNTech say they plan to share the results with worldwide regulatory agencies soon.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags lowered to half-staff on the Capitol, calling Evans "a martyr for our democracy". Nobody wants it there. "In the meantime, maybe that fence can prevent some of these things from happening".
A further 70 people were still thought to be trapped in carriages inside the tunnel while around 60 were rushed to hospital. Rescue workers carry a body bag on a stretcher from a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan on April 2.
The halt comes after a number of people under 60 died from a rare brain blood clot after being injected with the vaccine. The UK has secured a total of 457 million Covid vaccine doses, of which 100 million are from AstraZeneca.
President Joe Biden in a statement expressed condolences and said he ordered the White House flag to be lowered at half-mast. In it, the Nation of Islam leader said Jesus was not the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie, Fox reported.
The cases include 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and eight other thrombosis events with low platelets. She said: "These kinds of pauses and reviews are a sign that the system is working".
Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
New Zealand's tourism sector would be crossing fingers for a start before the country's next long weekend - Anzac Day, April 25. If New Zealand detects multiple cases of unknown origin, the government will likely suspend flights for a set period of time.
India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage
Besides, 4,57,78,875 and 7,65,354 beneficiaries aged more than 45 have been administered the first and second dose respectively. Out of which 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose.
Jordan arrests ex-palace aide, others for ‘security’ reasons
These included a foreign intelligence agency contacting Hamzah's wife to organise a plane for the couple to leave Jordan, he said. He added that security forces sent a recommendation to King Abdullah to refer the case to the State Security Court.
Ontario To Enter Province-Wide Shutdown Saturday
Capacity at weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies is limited to 15 per cent capacity per room indoors. The province has already seen record numbers of people admitted to ICUs, with more than 430 patients admitted as of Wednesday.
'First step:' US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks
Iran now has enough enriched uranium to make a bomb, but nowhere near the amount it had before the nuclear deal was signed. As part of its ongoing violations of the deal, Iran last month began restricting inspections of its nuclear facilities.
NY legalizes adult-use marijuana sales
The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalizes the use of recreational marijuana for New Yorkers over the age of 21. The tax revenues will be broken up with 9% going to the state and 4% going to localities, according to the legislation.
US Capitol Locked Down After Reports of Nearby Gunfire
But permanent barriers remain in place on all the roadway entrances to the Capitol , well-manned by police and national guard. Police said the incident happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol building, typically used by senators and staff on weekdays.