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Canada Quebec cities face new COVID-19 restrictions as Ontario contends with testing backlog

00:35  02 october  2020
00:35  02 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Quebec reported 16 more deaths Thursday as it began the first day of new restrictions meant to flatten a spike in COVID-19 infections, while Ontario was dealing with a backlog of more than 82,000 tests and a hospital outbreak in Calgary grew.

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Partial lockdowns in the greater Montreal area, Quebec City and the Chaudiere-Appalaches region south of the provincial capital are to last at least 28 days.

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With new coronavirus cases on a steady downward trend since early June, much of Ontario is A health-care worker does testing at a drive-thru COVID - 19 assessment centre at the Etobicoke Quebec on Thursday announced new restrictions on bars in the wake of a spike in COVID - 19 cases

Bars, casinos, concert halls, cinemas, museums and libraries are to be shuttered and restaurants will be limited to takeout. The province announced Thursday that restaurants and bars forced to close are eligible for forgivable loans to cover certain fixed costs.

Private gatherings are prohibited and people cannot have any visitors from another address at their homes, with caregivers or maintenance workers among the few exceptions.

Outdoor gatherings are forbidden, masks are mandatory for demonstrations, and police have the power to hand out hefty fines to those who flout the rules.

The new deaths brought Quebec's total to 5,850. It had 933 new cases and the number of people in hospital rose by 13 to 275. Forty-six people were in intensive care.

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Ontario has reported an average of 371 new cases of COVID - 19 per day since May 14, when Premier Doug Ford announced plans for Stage 1 of Ontario 's Premier Doug Ford is signalling that he could announce the next phase of loosening Ontario 's pandemic restrictions as early as next week

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In Ontario, there were 538 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths. There were 162 people in hospital, including 36 in intensive care.

Nearly 40,000 tests were completed since Ontario's last daily report, but there were still more than 82,000 samples waiting to be processed.

In Alberta, a technical glitch prevented 5,000 people who tested negative for the novel coronavirus from getting their results by phone autodialer or text. Those affected made up less than three per cent of the 224,000 tests completed between Sept. 3 and 29.

Anyone with a positive result in that time frame was informed by direct phone call.

Alberta Health Services said Thursday the problem had been corrected and delayed results were being delivered.

Also in Alberta, nearly 300 staff at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary were isolating as the number of COVID-19 infections at the busy hospital continued to grow.  The Foothills is a major centre for trauma, high-risk obstetrics and stroke patients.

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Wait times for COVID - 19 test results can be as long as four days for some people in Ontario — a reality Health Minister Christine Elliott said was "not acceptable," as the province contended with 25 new confirmed cases of the virus on Wednesday. "It indicates that there are more and more people

Many of the cases are linked to cardiac units, including intensive care.

As of Thursday, 35 patients, 29 workers and three visitors had contracted the virus. Five patients had died.

Staff restrictions and a reduced number of in-patient beds has meant 45 of 260 planned surgeries at the hospital have been postponed.

The Health Quality Council of Alberta, a provincial agency, said a survey done between May 25 and June 29 found 30 per cent of more than 11,000 respondents said they delayed seeking health care due to the pandemic. Of those, more than one-fifth said doing so affected their health "greatly" or "quite a bit."

Also on Thursday, Manitoba went live with the national COVID Alert app as the province reported 36 new cases.

Quebec is to follow in the next few days. British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are in the final stages of discussions.

Ottawa is in talks with all remaining provinces that have not yet adopted the app.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2020.

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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