Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, could help to treat COVID-19: study

The drug fluvoxamine, commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression, shows promise as a treatment for COVID-19, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the journal … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 13 cases, SWPH adds 12 cases and 1 death

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Quebec court hears stay request on mandatory vaccination for health-care workers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2021 1:50 pm     Updated October 27, 2021 1:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Quebec records 478 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

Quebec is reporting 478 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and four more deaths attributable to the virus. The province has been averaging 412 new infections on a daily basis … Read More

Ontario reports 321 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 321 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as active cases across the province have dropped below 3,000. The provincial case total now stands at 598,431. Of the 321 … Read More

COVID-19 spreading in Quebec’s northernmost region for first time during pandemic

Health authorities in Quebec’s northernmost region are restricting travel amid an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in the area. Dr. Marie Rochette, the director of public health in … Read More

Masks still key to fighting COVID-19 spread despite high vaccination, experts say

As provinces look at gradually lifting COVID-19 restrictions, masks should be among the last things to go, experts say, even with high vaccination rates. That’s Ontario’s current plan – while … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 14 cases, nearly 85% of eligible residents fully vaccinated

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Quebec adds 340 new cases of COVID-19, 4 more deaths

Quebec reported 340 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and four more deaths linked to the virus. Pandemic-related hospitalizations remain at 259, with 16 patients admitted and 16 discharged. Of … Read More

Ontario reports under 300 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time since early August

Ontario is reporting 269 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the smallest increase in cases since early August. The provincial case total now stands at 598,110. For comparison, last Tuesday saw … Read More

Quebec could push back Nov. 15 health network vaccination deadline: Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault opened the door Monday to further postponing a Nov. 15 deadline for health workers to be fully vaccinated. In a series of radio interviews, Legault said … Read More

Inquest into COVID-19 deaths at Quebec long-term care home hears from final witnesses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 25, 2021 2:21 pm     Updated October 25, 2021 2:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

COVID-19: Hospitalizations on rise as Quebec reports 324 new cases, 5 more deaths

Quebec reported 324 new infections and five more deaths linked to COVID-19 as hospital numbers increased on Monday. Pandemic-related hospitalizations rose by nine to 259. Health officials said 23 patients … Read More

Ontario reports 326 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Ontario is reporting 326 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The provincial case total now stands at 597,841. Of the 326 new cases recorded, … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine safe and protective for kids, company says

Moderna Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response and was generally well-tolerated in children aged six to 11 years, and the company plans to submit … Read More

Ontario reports 370 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Ontario reported 370 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,515. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 247 involve people … Read More

Ontario reports less than 400 COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario reported 373 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,145. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 264 involve people … Read More

Ontario reports fewer than 400 COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario reported 373 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,145. Health Minister Christine Elliott said of the new cases, 264 involve people … Read More

Quebec is relaxing COVID 19 restrictions, but dancing still off limits in clubs

For Montreal DJ Marc-Andre Patry, there’s no point performing if people can’t dance. “I wouldn’t go to the museum for an exhibition and look at a piece of art on … Read More

COVID-19: N.B. reports 5 more deaths as public service employees urged to get vaccinated

Five more New Brunswickers have died of COVID-19, the province’s health minister announced Friday. Four of the deaths were in the Moncton region, involving two people in their 60s, a … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 27 cases Friday

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

High vaccinations, low cases: When is it safe to lift COVID-19 restrictions?

With Ontario’s COVID-19 case numbers plateauing in recent weeks, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday afternoon the province’s new plan for gradually lifting remaining restrictions. Beginning Monday, the province is lifting … Read More

Kids asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as part of Quebec’s pandemic Halloween rules

Quebec kids are being asked not to yell ‘trick-or-treat’ as they go door-to-door for candy and to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy this Halloween. The province’s Health Department … Read More

Ontario COVID-19 case counts expected to remain stable if some measures kept: modelling

Recently released provincial modelling suggests that Ontario’s COVID-19 case counts will remain stable, even with more social contacts, if some public health measures remain in place. Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory … Read More

People with allergic reaction to 1st COVID vaccine can ‘safely receive future doses’: NACI

People who have had an allergic reaction immediately following their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can safely get a second dose, according to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). … Read More

Quebec records 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 434 new cases

In Quebec, health officials registered 434 new cases and eight additional deaths Friday amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations declined by 14 to 260. This comes … Read More

Ontario reports just under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 12th straight day

Ontario is reporting 492 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the 12th day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 596,772. Of … Read More

Pfizer vaccine trial in kids shows 91% efficacy against COVID-19

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 to 11 years old, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 cases are still falling after Thanksgiving weekend, data shows

Despite fears of a surge in COVID-19 cases following the Thanksgiving long weekend, infections are continuing to fall across most of Canada, according to national data. The overall positivity rate … Read More

Canada’s getting an international vaccine passport. Here’s how it will work

Canadians can now get a COVID-19 proof of vaccination form for international travel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know. Read more: Trudeau unveils Canada’s … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 20 cases, death of man in his 70s

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

New Brunswick officials to hold COVID-19 briefing Thursday afternoon

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell are scheduled to hold a COVID-19 news conference Thursday afternoon. The event is set to begin … Read More

COVID-19: A ‘terrible milestone’ as New Brunswick surpasses 100 deaths

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs announced a “terrible milestone” on Thursday as the province reported two more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 101. “These are not statistics. … Read More

Hospitalizations continue to drop as Quebec sees 428 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Quebec reported 428 new infections and three additional deaths linked to COVID-19 as hospital numbers remained on the downswing Thursday. Pandemic-related hospitalizations dropped by 13 to 274. Health officials say … Read More

Ontario reports 413 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 413 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the eleventh day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 596,280. Of … Read More

Quebec plans to end pandemic state of emergency in 2022, but some measures could remain longer

Premier François Legault says that while the province plans to lift the pandemic state of emergency after younger children have been vaccinated, some health measures may stick around longer. Legault told … Read More

COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports lowest number of new cases in more than a month

Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the lowest number of single-day cases since Sept. 15. Three of the new cases are in the Central Zone, two … Read More

COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 14 cases, death of man in his 70s

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Don’t use ivermectin for COVID-19, Health Canada warns as poison control calls increase

Health Canada is warning Canadians against using ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19, saying that calls to poison control centres about the drug have increased over the summer. Ivermectin, an … Read More

Quebec records 458 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths as hospitalizations fall

Quebec registered 458 new cases and the deaths of two additional people attributed to the COVID-19 health crisis Wednesday. Pandemic-related hospitalizations declined by 10 to 287. Health officials say 12 patients … Read More

Ontario reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily count since early August

Ontario is reporting 304 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the tenth day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 595,867. It … Read More

What is the new COVID-19 mutation known as ‘Delta plus’? Here’s what we know

A new, slightly more contagious mutation of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is beginning to attract attention — particularly in the United Kingdom, where cases are rising again. … Read More

Some fully vaccinated people have died of COVID-19. What you need to know

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, died Monday from complications from COVID-19, even though he was fully vaccinated. But while he’s not alone – around 7,000 Americans … Read More

MPs will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter House of Commons next month

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2021 7:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ When Parliament resumes on Nov. … Read More

Quebec records 342 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec reported 342 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths as hospitalizations were on the downswing Tuesday. Health officials say the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations dropped by six to 297. … Read More

Ontario reports 328 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 328 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the ninth day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 595,563. Of … Read More

Quebec issues new proof of COVID-19 vaccination for travel outside province

Quebecers who are fully immunized against COVID-19 will have access to a new vaccination proof for travelling outside the province. The Health Ministry says the document is different from the … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU reports 2 new cases, lowest daily case count since Aug. 3

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) … Read More

Quebec adds 410 new cases, 5 new deaths linked to COVID-19

Quebec registered 410 new cases and five more deaths attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. The number of hospitalizations related to the health crisis remained unchanged at 303. This … Read More

Ontario reports under 400 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 373 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the eighth day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 595,235. Of … Read More

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