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Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

TORONTO — The rising tide of COVID-19 infections across much of Canada threatens to swamp a hospital system already under strain, the country's top doctor warned Saturday amid case numbers that continued to set records in long-standing virus hot spot
Rapid tests slow to be used as health officials unsure of reliability, best use

Rapid tests slow to be used as health officials unsure of reliability, best use

OTTAWA — More than 3.8 million rapid tests for COVID-19 are now in the hands of provincial health authorities but many jurisdictions are still evaluating how the devices might help battle the pandemic.
PM warns premiers that feds don't have 'infinite resources' to assist COVID-19 fight

PM warns premiers that feds don't have 'infinite resources' to assist COVID-19 fight

Canada is reporting more than 45,000 active COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

In mid-October, Canada had about 2,300 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed each day. This week, that number grew to above 4,000.
Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

WHO has been sharply criticized for not taking a stronger and more vocal role in handling the pandemic
Legion, other veterans groups to get $20M to weather COVID-19

Legion, other veterans groups to get $20M to weather COVID-19

The $20 million was set aside in the government’s COVID-19 relief bill passed by Parliament last month
Medicago reports promising early Phase 1 test results of possible COVID-19 vaccine

Medicago reports promising early Phase 1 test results of possible COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government has signed a deal with Medicago to secure the rights to buy 76 million doses of its vaccine
Trudeau urges provinces to ask for help as COVID-19 cases surge

Trudeau urges provinces to ask for help as COVID-19 cases surge

Ontario hit a new daily case record Tuesday for the second time in three days
Two-thirds of Canadians would support a COVID-19 curfew if pandemic severe: Poll

Two-thirds of Canadians would support a COVID-19 curfew if pandemic severe: Poll

OTTAWA — More than two-thirds of Canadians say they would support a curfew if the COVID-19 pandemic became serious enough, according to a new poll.
Whales and other marine mammals susceptible to COVID-19 through wastewater: study

Whales and other marine mammals susceptible to COVID-19 through wastewater: study

HALIFAX — Humans first caught the virus that causes COVID-19 from animals and research now suggests it could also be the other way around.