Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says – National

Health Canada approves 1st rapid PCR coronavirus test, Spartan Bioscience says - National

Health Canada has approved a rapid on-site PCR coronavirus test developed by Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience.In an emailed statement to Global News, they specified the Spartan COVID-19 PCR test kit is a “point-of-care test” to be administered by a health-care

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U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

Health officials say the U.K. coronavirus variant — believed to be more contagious — has been confirmed in an outbreak at a Barrie long-term care home that has seen nearly all residents infected.The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit said

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Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reported 2,359 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 252,585.“Locally, there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 in Peel, 220 in York Region, 107 in Hamilton and

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Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say – National

Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts - National

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say.Most seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, and their families want

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Canada adds 206 new COVID-19 deaths while officials consider mandatory hotel quarantine – National

Canada’s cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 700K - National

Another 5,957 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Canada on Friday as government officials considered a mandatory hotel quarantine for all incoming travelers.The announcement comes amid news of at least one passenger aboard one of the 153 flights that

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COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

COVID-19: Number of U.K. variant cases in B.C. climbs to 6, South Africa variant to 3

The number of known cases of COVID-19 variants in British Columbia climbed again on Friday.Health officials said they had confirmed six cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7), and three cases of the South African variant (B.1.351). Read more: ‘Realistic

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Quebec marks grim pandemic milestone as coronavirus caseload tops 250,000

Quebec marks grim pandemic milestone as coronavirus caseload tops 250,000

As the health crisis continues, Quebec is reporting 1,631 new cases and 88 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday.Health authorities say 18 of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the others have been retroactively

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New Brunswick family’s love of raising a special needs puppy raising spirits amid COVID-19 – National

New Brunswick family’s love of raising a special needs puppy raising spirits amid COVID-19 - National

A tiny nine-week old puppy in Dieppe, N.B., with a zest for life and a will to overcome his own challenges is helping give people a reason to smile amid COVID-19.When the Smith family first spotted a post on

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Montreal ‘still far from a comfortable situation’ even as COVID-19 cases drop, public health says

Montreal ‘still far from a comfortable situation’ even as COVID-19 cases drop, public health says

In Montreal, public health authorities credit tightened restrictions for a drop in new COVID-19 cases but they are concerned about the pressure on hospitals and a complicated outbreak among the homeless population.Dr. Mylène Drouin, director of the city’s public

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Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

Coronavirus: Feds send mobile health units to GTA to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals.The units will bring an additional 200 hospital beds to the

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