Mexico’s coronavirus death toll now fourth-highest in the world

Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world’s fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. But … Read More

As Florida’s coronavirus cases surge, some ⁠— including ‘grim reaper’ ⁠— want masks mandated

He’s a lawyer in a northern Florida beach town but the world, staring down a global pandemic over the novel coronavirus, knows him as the Florida grim reaper.  Daniel Uhlfelder … Read More

As Florida’s coronavirus cases surge, some — including ‘grim reaper’ — want masks mandated

He’s a lawyer in a northern Florida beach town but the world, staring down a global pandemic over the novel coronavirus, knows him as the Florida grim reaper.  Daniel Uhlfelder … Read More

Over 70% of Canada’s coronavirus cases have recovered as country adds 244

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada stands at 107,570 as of Sunday, and more than 70 per cent of those diagnosed have recovered, data shows. As of Sunday … Read More

Over 70% of Canada’s coronavirus cases have recovered as country adds 244 new diagnoses

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada stands at 107,570 as of Sunday, and more than 70 per cent of those diagnosed have recovered, data shows. As of Sunday … Read More

Quebecers must now register online with N.B., P.E.I. to travel to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Quebecers travelling to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine by car through New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island this summer now need to register online with those provinces. The Quebec government says residents must, … Read More

B.C. man could be Canada’s first double-hand transplant recipient

When Rick Thompson’s doctor told him a surgical team was going ahead with his double-hand transplant in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, his first reaction was surprise. “We’re targeting … Read More

Canada saw 221 new coronavirus cases Saturday — all of them from Ontario and Quebec

Canada added 221 novel coronavirus cases on Saturday, all in Ontario and Quebec. In Canada, the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed is 107,326, while 8,773 people have died. According … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump wears face mask for first time during a public appearance

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the … Read More

Montreal public health urges all bar patrons and employees to get tested for COVID-19

Public health officials in Montreal are warning about an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the city’s bars just weeks after they reopened on June 25. Dr. David Kaiser, a … Read More

Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why

Police in Ontario shot 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry in his home. In New Brunswick, they shot Chantel Moore in her home and Rodney Levi at a friend’s barbecue. Prior to that, … Read More

Emotional homecoming for B.C. man after 105-day COVID-19 hospitalization

It was cheers and tears in West Vancouver Thursday afternoon, where a small crowd of socially-distanced supporters turned out to welcome Greg Phillips home from the hospital. Phillips, a physician … Read More

Coronavirus: How a lack of socialization could impact a generation of kids

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, children across Canada have been pulled from schools and daycares, forced to isolate from their peers. And now that summer has hit, many day camps … Read More

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Consider the following: Bill Nye is so fed up with people rejecting face masks that he came out of retirement for a new “Science Guy” video about the benefits of … Read More

Moncton mother upset charges not laid against nurse accused of administering oxytocin

A possible victim of a nurse who allegedly administered a labour-inducing drug to women without their consent says she is “floored” charges are not being laid. “Who is going to … Read More

Calls grow for public inquiry into COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia government confirmed that after 28 days of no active cases of COVID-19 the outbreak at Northwood can officially be considered resolved. But for families who … Read More

Nova Scotia revokes coronavirus exemptions issued to Irving Shipbuilding executives for U.S. travel

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has swiftly revoked the public health exemptions he issued to three Irving Shipbuilding executives. Under the exemption, the trio were allowed to travel … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus decline continues as cases surpass 106,000

Newly-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Canada remain in a steady decline as the country’s number of infected surpassed 106,000 Tuesday. Overall, Canada saw 18 new deaths, bringing the … Read More

These are the most likely — and least likely — ways to spread COVID-19

As parts of the country loosen up lockdown measures designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are more options of activities for Canadians, both inside and outside. … Read More

Scientists warn coronavirus could be airborne — What does this mean for Canadians?

Hundreds of scientists are sounding the alarm over the possibility that the novel coronavirus may spread through the air more than we once thought. On Saturday, the New York Times … Read More

Canadians demand access to ‘miracle’ cystic fibrosis drug already approved in U.S. and U.K.

Montreal’s Chelsea Gagnon may look like a healthy 31-year-old woman at first glance, but every single day she’s fighting just to breathe. “Last month, I actually started coughing up blood, … Read More

P.E.I. reports 2 new coronavirus cases on Sunday

Prince Edward Island is reporting two additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases on the island to five. The province’s chief public … Read More

Working parents worry as boards eye back to school plans amid COVID-19

Andrea Moffat can’t decide what will be worse for her five-year-old son in September — keeping him at home or allowing him to make a partial return to school. The … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, meaning there remain only three active cases of the disease in the province. The last new case of … Read More

Only 1 active case of coronavirus in New Brunswick, none in hospital on Sunday

There is only one active case of the novel coronavirus in New Brunswick on Sunday and there are no individuals in the hospital as a result of the disease. The … Read More

Mexico now has the 5th highest coronavirus death toll in the world

Mexico topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began. Officials reported 523 more confirmed coronavirus deaths for the … Read More

Bolsonaro shuns face masks at event as country records 1,000 deaths in single day

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil’s capital Saturday at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the ninth day in a row for the province. As a result, there remain 165 total cases of … Read More

Trump touts U.S. job gains as coronavirus cases hit record highs

U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing on Thursday celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 per cent … Read More

U.S. sees more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in single day, setting a new record

BERLIN — The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000 cases a day for the first time, underlining the … Read More

Memorial Day events in Newfoundland and Labrador restricted during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic stifled Memorial Day ceremonies in Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, as the crowds who usually gather on July 1 were replaced by much smaller commemorations. Most public … Read More

Nova Scotia’s presumed consent law for organ donation to go into effect on Jan. 18

Nova Scotia announced Tuesday that its new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will come into effect on Jan. 18, 2021. The goal is to allow more residents to donate … Read More

2 years of coronavirus pandemic is ‘best-case scenario,’ doctor warns

It’s been almost four months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic — and now experts say it could be years before we’re out of the … Read More

New Brunswick launches COVID-19 dashboard, reports no new cases on Monday

The New Brunswick government has launched a new online COVID-19 dashboard that is meant to provide quick access to information regarding the pandemic in the province. The dashboard, which can … Read More

Canadians living in U.S. hunker down as coronavirus cases surge

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, Canadians living in the country are hunkering down and find themselves thinking a bit more about home these days. Some people who … Read More

B.C. hospital turns to restaurant ‘pagers’ to streamline surgeries amid COVID-19

A Vancouver hospital has turned to the restaurant industry for an innovative — and inexpensive — way to help ramp up surgeries and begin clearing the backlog caused by COVID-19. … Read More

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the … Read More

Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts

The first wave of the coronavirus in Canada is winding down as the number of daily cases continues to decline. Cities across the country are also starting to lift restrictions, … Read More

China sees new coronavirus cases go down following outbreak in Beijing

China reported a further decline in newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 cases. Eleven were in Beijing, where mass testing has been carried out following an … Read More

LifeLabs failed to protect personal information of millions: B.C. and Ontario report

Lab-test provider LifeLabs failed to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians, a joint investigation by the B.C. and Ontario privacy commissioners has found. The company failed to … Read More

Trudeau hopes Quebec remains ‘transparent’ on coronavirus case numbers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he hopes Quebec will remain “transparent” on coronavirus case numbers a day after the province announced it would switch from daily to weekly … Read More

Consumers left with worthless passes and gift cards following COVID-19 business closures

The pandemic has hurt a number of Canadian businesses — some to the point of no return — but consumers have also not gone unscathed. Brenda Mihalicz of Carstairs, Alberta … Read More

Man can’t see the numbers 2-9, thanks to rare disease

A neurogenerative disorder cost a U.S. man the ability to perceive the digits 2 through 9, researchers say. The man, whose case is described in a paper recently published in … Read More

Cashless gambling? How coronavirus may change Canada’s casinos

As coronavirus restrictions start to ease across the country, Canadians may soon be able to hit the slots and roulette tables as casinos slowly start to reopen. But the scene … Read More

Historic framework signed for First Nations-led Atlantic water authority

Indigenous leaders in Atlantic Canada are guaranteeing clean drinking water for their communities through a historic new framework that will allow them to manage their own water services. On Tuesday, … Read More

Toronto’s CAMH says police should not be 1st responders to mental health calls

Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says police officers should not be the first responders on scene to a mental health crisis or person in mental health distress. … Read More

Saudi Arabia says ‘very limited’ hajj to be held due to coronavirus

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million … Read More

Canadians of Chinese ethnicity report widespread racism over coronavirus: survey

Asian communities in Canada have reported name-calling, insults and outright assaults since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. And according to a survey from the Angus Reid Institute, the problem is … Read More