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05:56  08 april  2021
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Staffing shortages, absentee leaders linked to high mortality in long-term care homes

  Staffing shortages, absentee leaders linked to high mortality in long-term care homes Ontario long-term care homes dealing with staffing shortages and absentee leaders were more likely to have a higher risk of mortality during the first wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard. Researchers with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, an independent, not-for-profit organization, were asked by Ontario's Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission to answer four questions through data analysis. The commission's goalResearchers with the Canadian Institute for Health Information, an independent, not-for-profit organization, were asked by Ontario's Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission to answer four questions through data analysis.

a group of people walking down a street: People wear face masks as they walk through a market in Montreal, Sunday, March 14, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes © Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS People wear face masks as they walk through a market in Montreal, Sunday, March 14, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada saw 7,148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as provinces struggle to contain the new, more transmissible variants of the virus.

The new cases bring the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 1,028,047.

In the last seven days, Canada has seen more than 40,000 new cases of the respiratory disease.

Read more: Ontario issuing stay-at-home order, declares 3rd state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘Everybody Hates Chris’ Animated Reboot, ‘Shtisel’ & ‘Panther Baby’ Adaptations In Works As CBS Studios Enters New Stage Post-Merger

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Provincial health officials also reported 32 new fatalities related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

To date, the virus has claimed 23,173 lives in Canada. 

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Canada's top doctor Theresa Tam said the spread of the disease and its severity is "accelerating."

She said compared to two weeks ago, the average daily case counts have increased 68 per cent, and the average number of people hospitalized has increased by 13 per cent.

As of Wednesday, a total of 2,884 people across the country were in hospital with COVID-19. 

Canada's nursing homes have worst record for COVID-19 deaths among wealthy nations: report

  Canada's nursing homes have worst record for COVID-19 deaths among wealthy nations: report Canada has the worst record for COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes compared with other wealthy countries, according to a new report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.The study found that the proportion of deaths in nursing homes represented 69 per cent of Canada's overall COVID-19 deaths, which is significantly higher than the international average of 41 per cent.

"The average number of deaths daily, which had been slowly declining until weeks ago, have increased by 13 per cent over the past 7-days," Tam wrote. "These trends are discouraging, this leg of the #COVID19 marathon is difficult, but we must not waiver."

Video: Dr. Tam ‘looking forward to the fall’ to get back to some normality

However, Tam said as the country's supply of vaccines accelerates, the "end of this crisis is nearing."

"Gather your strength. Steel your resolve. Let's do what we know will protect us and take us to the finish line: #WashMaskSpace like lives depend on it," she wrote.

So far, Canada has administered 6,991,804 doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. 

That means to date, 9.36 per cent of the country's total population has been innoculated against the virus.

However, according to Health Canada's website, more than 10 million vaccines have been delievered across the country.

NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game

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Thousands of new cases in the provinces

Ontario reported 3,215 new cases of COVID-19, and health officials confirmed 17 more people have died after testing positive for the virus.

The new cases come as Premier Doug Ford issued a provincewide stay-at-home order set to take effect at midnight.

The provincial government also declared its third state of emergency amid the pandemic.

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Meanwhile, in Quebec, 1,270 new cases and eight new deaths were reported.

On Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault announced the province would be tightening its COVID-19 restrictions in the "red and orange zones" as the number of new cases linked to variants continues to grow.

The new measures include the closing of gyms, the return of hybrid learning for some high school students and limiting the number of people allowed in places of worship.

In Manitoba, 109 new cases were detected and officials said one more person has died.

Saskatchewan added 191 new cases and two more fatalities on Wednesday.

NHL postpones Canucks' next three games due to COVID

  NHL postpones Canucks' next three games due to COVID The NHL has postponed three more games for the Vancouver Canucks, shutting them down through April 6 after Travis Hamonic was added to the COVID protocol on Thursday. Hamonic joined Adam Gaudette, who has tested positive for coronavirus and a member of the team’s coaching staff. © Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports The NHL has shut down the Canucks through April 6. The league is hoping that the Canucks will be able to play on April 8 against the Calgary Flames, but games against the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets in the coming days will have to be pushed. All practices have also been canceled for the time being.

In Atlantic Canada, 17 new cases of the respiratory disease were detected.

New Brunswick saw 14 new cases and one death, while Nova Scotia officials said two more people have tested positive for the virus.

One more person is sick in Newfoundland and Labrador, health authorities said.

No new cases of the disease were reported in Prince Edward Island.

Provincial officials in Western Canada said thousands more people have contracted the virus.

Alberta health authorities identified 1,351 new infections, while 997 new cases were detected in British Columbia.

Albertan officials said one more person has died after testing positive for COVID-19, while two new fatalities were reported in B.C.

The new cases come a day after Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the province would return to Step 1 restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

In British Columbia, 105 people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in an intensive care unit, marking the highest number of ICU patients in the province since the pandemic began.

None of Canada's territories reported any new cases or deaths on Wednesday.

Global cases near 133 million

Globally, nearly 133 million people have contracted the novel coronavirus.

By Wednesday evening, a total of 132,929,832 cases had been detected worldwide, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

Since the virus was first detected, it has killed 2,885,401 people around the world.

Read more: How the ‘Eek’ variant could offer long-term clues on adapting COVID-19 vaccines

The United States has been hardest-hit by the pandemic, recording over 30.9 million infections and more than 559,000 fatalities so far.

Brazil has seen the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections with 13,193,205 confirmed cases and 340,776 deaths.

Trade-deadline primer: St. Louis Blues .
Veteran defensemen are always in demand at this time of year, and while he’s not a rental, Robert Bortuzzo could generate some interest. He’s a third-pairing or seventh option at this stage of his career but he can still play with physicality and kill penalties, elements that are often coveted at this time of year. He has another year left at $1.375 million, a rate that isn’t all that high for someone in that role, but the Blues would ideally likely to fill that spot with someone making a bit less to try to give themselves some more cap flexibility for next year.Others to Watch For: Ivan Barbashev ($1.

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