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Canada COVID-19: Coronavirus can survive many hours on human skin; Connor McDavid tests positive

15:00  06 october  2020
15:00  06 october  2020 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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The flu virus survived for less than two hours on skin while the coronavirus lived for up to nine hours . Both viruses were completely inactivated 'Thus, this study may contribute to the development of better control strategies in the context of COVID - 19 to prevent the occurrence of the second or third

If you’ve been infected with the COVID - 19 coronavirus and managed to survive , you may be wondering how long your symptoms will last and how There seems to be tremendous variability in the types of symptoms and the duration of illness that COVD-19 can bring. So getting COVID - 19 can feel

Members of Spains Military Emergencies Unit (UME) carry out disinfection procedures at a temporary coronavirus disease COVID-19 testing site in a municipal pavilion in the Puente de Vallecas district in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. © Provided by Ottawa Citizen Members of Spains Military Emergencies Unit (UME) carry out disinfection procedures at a temporary coronavirus disease COVID-19 testing site in a municipal pavilion in the Puente de Vallecas district in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

Here are your local, national and worldwide COVID-19 updates for October 6, 2020.

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Studies have shown that the Covid - 19 coronavirus can stay on various surfaces for a while. Similarly, the CDC statements can simply mean that a majority of the Covid - 19 coronavirus In the experiments, the measured half-life of the SARS-CoV-2 was approximately 1.1 to 1.2 hours on

Specimens await testing for COVID - 19 at LifeLabs in Surrey, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck. Coronavirus FAQs: Can people without A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the virus can survive for up to two or three days on some surfaces, particularly

WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

-There are now more than 35.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and the death toll has surpassed 1,044,000, according to Johns Hopkins University .

CORONAVIRUS ON THE SKIN

Left undisturbed, the new coronavirus can survive many hours on human skin, a new study has found.

Researchers conducted lab experiments using cadaver skin that would otherwise have been used for skin grafts. While influenza A virus survived less than two hours on human skin, the novel coronavirus survived for more than nine hours. Both were completely inactivated within 15 seconds by hand sanitizer containing 80% alcohol.

TRANSMISSION

In guidance issued on Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there was evidence that people with COVID-19 possibly infected others who were more than six feet away, within enclosed spaces with poor ventilation. Viruses in aerosols can remain in the air for seconds to hours, travel more than two meters and accumulate in poorly ventilated indoor air, leading to superspreading events, the researchers said.

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Coronavirus symptoms: New COVID - 19 sign on your skin - do you have these red spots? A new sign of COVID - 19 on your skin has been revealed by scientists on your skin , to go along Similarly, anyone that's been coughing more than usual for longer than a one- hour period, or if they've had at

SPORTS

On Monday evening the Edmonton Oilers released a brief statement on their official website and on Twitter, announcing that team captain Connor McDavid had tested positive for COVID-19.

MORE FILM INDUSTRY DELAYS

Warner Bros said late Monday it is delaying the release of “Dune” and “The Batman” movies, another setback for the entertainment industry hit by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing measures that have closed theaters worldwide.

“Dune,” a sci-fi movie directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, is now scheduled to open in October 2021, instead of December. The release of “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, has been moved to the spring of 2022 from October next year.

On Monday, the world’s second-biggest cinema chain, Cineworld, decided to temporarily close its UK and U.S. movie theaters in an attempt to survive a collapse in film-making and cinema-going.

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Novel coronavirus ( COVID - 19 ) tests are conducted in commercial, private and academic labs, as well as state and county health labs. Testing for COVID - 19 involves inserting a 6-inch long swab (like a long Q-tip) into the cavity between the nose and mouth (nasopharyngeal swab) for 15 seconds and

Scientists say a positive coronavirus result does not guarantee that someone is infectious. This method of "viral culturing" can indicate whether the positive test has picked up active virus which How is Covid diagnosed? The PCR swab test - the standard diagnostic method - uses chemicals to

U.S. NEWS

-President Donald Trump told Americans “to get out there” and not fear COVID-19 as he returned to the White House on Monday after a three-night hospital stay to be treated for the virus and removed his white surgical mask to pose for pictures.

Asked how he felt on arrival at the White House, where his staff has been hit by infections and his re-election campaign dogged by the pandemic, Trump said: “Real good,” according to a pool report by a journalist covering his return on behalf of other media.

Trump has played down a disease has killed more than 1 million people worldwide and more than 209,000 in the United States alone – the highest death toll of any country.

a man wearing a suit and tie:  U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. © Win McNamee U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus.

RUSSIA

Russia’s daily tally of new coronavirus cases rose to its highest since May 11 on Tuesday as authorities reported 11,615 new infections nationwide, including 4,082 in Moscow.

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COVID - 19 spreads most easily through close contact when people are at their sickest—though Can you get COVID - 19 more than once? In February, rumors swirled about a Japanese woman who New research suggests that the virus can persist in the air for about three hours and remain on some

Covid - 19 may be resulting in blood clots for three reasons. One is blood hyperviscosity, which means the blood essentially gets stickier keeping it from flowing as smoothly. When your immune system reacts to the virus, it can result in more white blood cells and chemicals in your blood, making your

Authorities said 188 people had died overnight, pushing the official death toll to 21,663. The total number of cases registered since the beginning of the outbreak stands at 1,237,504, they said.

BRITIAIN

Britain has rationed its supplies of the antiviral drug remdesivir and is prioritizing COVID-19 patients who need it most in the face of rising demand, Britain’s health ministry said on Tuesday, with further supplies expected this month. Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir has been shown to shorten hospital recovery time in severe cases of COVID-19, although it has not been shown to reduce mortality. It was one of the drugs used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump.

MALAYSIA

Malaysia on Tuesday reported 691 new coronavirus cases, its biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic. There were four additional deaths confirmed, taking total fatalities to 141, the health ministry said. Total infections in the country stood at 13,504.

MEXICO

Mexico reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with 28,115 new cases and 2,789 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday. That takes total confirmed cases to 789,780, with a total reported death toll of 81,877.

COVID-19 NEWS IN CANADA

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 2020, via The Canadian Press:

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There are 168,961 confirmed cases in Canada.

Quebec : 79,650 confirmed (including 5,884 deaths, 66,180 resolved)

Ontario : 54,814 confirmed (including 2,980 deaths, 46,360 resolved)

Alberta : 18,935 confirmed (including 280 deaths, 16,872 resolved)

British Columbia : 9,739 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 8,115 resolved)

Manitoba : 2,191 confirmed (including 23 deaths, 1,429 resolved)

Saskatchewan : 1,968 confirmed (including 24 deaths, 1,801 resolved)

Nova Scotia : 1,089 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,021 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador : 276 confirmed (including 4 deaths, 269 resolved)

New Brunswic k: 203 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 196 resolved)

Prince Edward Island : 59 confirmed (including 57 resolved)

Yukon : 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)

Repatriated Canadians : 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

Northwest Territories : 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)

Nunavut : No confirmed cases, 4 presumptive

Total : 168,961 (4 presumptive, 168,957 confirmed including 9,504 deaths, 142,333 resolved)

-Nunavut has confirmed nine positive cases of COVID-19 at the Hope Bay gold mine in the western part of the territory. The Nunavut government announced the positive cases in a news release Monday evening. Another four presumptive positive cases have also been identified and are pending testing at a lab in southern Canada.

Mask mandates in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic may have reduced new weekly cases by as much as 25 per cent, a team of economists from Simon Fraser University found. The researchers also found that mask mandates dramatically increased mask usage in Canada, with self-reported mask-wearing jumping by 30 percentage points after mandates were introduced.

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The economists also found that a nationwide mask mandate instituted in mid-July would have reduced weekly cases by 25 to 40 per cent by mid-August. That would have resulted in between 700 and 1,100 fewer weekly cases in Canada.

-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Monday that efforts to prepare Canada for a second wave of COVID-19 have fallen short and Canadians need to take matters into their own hands to help reduce cases. Monday brought another grim tally with nearly 1,800 new cases in Ontario and Quebec. Hospitalizations are also starting to rise in both provinces and outside of Atlantic Canada, all parts of the country are seeing rising levels of new cases.

-Trudeau also said he was tested for COVID-19 last month after getting “a tickle” in his throat, and the result was negative. Trudeau said he asked his doctor whether he should be tested after he started feeling off, and followed the advice to seek a test.

Canada put health-care workers at risk of contracting COVID-19 and taking it home to their families because it failed to learn lessons from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003, a new report said.

OTTAWA

-The current Ottawa Public Health instruction to restrict close contact to those you live with also applies to children – even if they’re mixing with others at school. The updated OPH guidance, first shared last week, means that any social contact with people you don’t live with should involve at least two metres of distance and take place outdoors, said Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s medical officer of health.

As for any plans you might have to hold an outside Thanksgiving gathering to allow for a celebration with non-household members, Etches advised against it.

Etches said that the number of new cases reported daily in Ottawa is at an all-time high , hospitalizations and outbreaks are increasing, and more people are dying. With 81 new cases reported in the last day, there are now 847 active cases of COVID-19 across the city

Oilers say McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

  Oilers say McDavid tests positive for COVID-19 Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. McDavid, a 23-year-old forward, is self-quarantining at home and experiencing mild symptoms, according to the Oilers. “He will continue to be monitored and will follow all associated health protocols,” the team said Monday night in a statement. McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, is widely considered the best player in the NHL. The captain of the Oilers had 34 goals and 63 assists in 64 games during the pandemic-shortened season. The NHL made it through its post-season in bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton without one positive test in August and September.

CHEO researchers have launched a study to understand how and why some family members develop immunity to COVID-19 when exposed to someone in the same household who has tested positive for the disease.

“It happens more often than you would think,” said Dr. Maala Bhatt, an investigator at the CHEO Research Institute and director of emergency research.

-A student at John McCrae Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases among students in the city’s public school board to 35 . Another two staff members have also been infected with the disease, according to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board COVID-19 dashboard, which was updated Monday afternoon.

ONTARIO

As of today, most COVID-19 testing is by appointment only in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford has said the shift to the new system was done to prepare the province’s 155 assessment centres for winter. The government has faced criticism over the long lines at assessment centres where people have had to wait for hours for a COVID-19 test. The province has also changed its screening guidance, now saying that only symptomatic people or those in high-risk groups should seek out a test.

-Ontario reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 today, and five new deaths due to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 289 new cases in Toronto, 88 in Peel Region and 81 in Ottawa.

-Ontario is spending $35 million to help schools in COVID-19 hot spots. Premier Doug Ford says the funding will be directed to school boards in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel Region and York Region. Ford says the new funding will help schools provide more physical distancing in the classroom.

QUEBEC

-Health officials in Quebec reported 1,191 new COVID-19 cases today, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic. This marks four days in a row the province’s daily COVID-19 tally surpassed 1,000 cases.

-With files from Reuters, The Canadian Press Taylor Blewett, Jacquie Miller and Elizabeth Payne.

Oilers say McDavid tests positive for COVID-19 .
Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. McDavid, a 23-year-old forward, is self-quarantining at home and experiencing mild symptoms, according to the Oilers. “He will continue to be monitored and will follow all associated health protocols,” the team said Monday night in a statement. McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, is widely considered the best player in the NHL. The captain of the Oilers had 34 goals and 63 assists in 64 games during the pandemic-shortened season. The NHL made it through its post-season in bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton without one positive test in August and September.

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