B.C.’s top physician says the province is dealing with its “most challenging” interval of the pandemic so far as hospitalizations climb and transmission in long-term care will increase.
Dr. Bonnie Henry mentioned Monday that “we are all feeling the strain” because the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on.
“This virus doesn’t pause, though, when we’re tired and frustrated and we want it to be over,” she mentioned. “It spreads quickly and doesn’t wait for us to catch up.”
Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced 1,933 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, alongside with 17 extra deaths, bringing the province’s pandemic dying toll to 348.
Monday’s replace introduced the variety of lively cases within the province to 7,360. Of these, 277 had been in hospital and 59 had been in vital care or ICU.
The chief public health officer mentioned over the subsequent two weeks, people within the province have to “urgently” work to cut back transmission so as to hold schools and workplaces open and relieve the “very real stress” on the health-care system.
Health officers within the province lately put out provincewide health orders, together with a masks mandate for indoor public areas, to attempt to sluggish the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
What’s occurring throughout Canada
As of seven:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Canada’s COVID-19 case depend stood at 337,555, with 56,832 of these thought-about lively cases. A CBC News tally of deaths based mostly on provincial experiences, regional health data and CBC’s reporting stood at 11,521.
Alberta‘s chief medical officer of health mentioned Monday the province has hit a “precarious point” within the pandemic and should take motion.
“Waiting any longer will impact our ability to care for Albertans in the weeks and months ahead,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw mentioned Monday, because the province reported 1,549 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 extra deaths.
In Saskatchewan, Premier Scott Moe is self-isolating after a possible COVID-19 publicity at a restaurant in Prince Albert. A spokesperson for the premier mentioned Moe was not experiencing signs however was examined out of an abundance of warning. Saskatchewan reported 235 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 4 extra deaths.
Manitoba on Monday reported greater than 540 new cases of COVID-19 — a document excessive within the Prairie province. The province additionally reported seven extra deaths.
Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin mentioned as of Nov. 1, the province had reported a complete of 75 deaths because of COVID-19. As of Monday, that determine stood at 236.
“It might be easy just to think of these as numbers, but we all know these are Manitobans,” he mentioned. “These are people who are loved, who are missed right now.”
Ontario additionally reported a document excessive each day case quantity on Monday with 1,589 cases. The province, which reported 19 additional deaths, additionally noticed hospitalizations improve to 507, with 156 in ICU.
Quebec, one other province hit exhausting by the pandemic, reported 1,164 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 extra deaths on Monday. Hospitalizations stood at 634, with 98 in ICU, the province reported.
To the east, the Atlantic journey bubble got here aside on Monday as Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador introduced they’d be pulling out of the association for at the least two weeks.
Premier Blaine Higgs mentioned New Brunswick will not be making any adjustments to its participation within the Atlantic bubble “for the time being.” The province reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and one dying on Monday.
Nova Scotia reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. One of the cases was detected over the weekend as a part of a speedy COVID-19 testing program for workers and patrons at a bar in downtown Halifax.
Across the North, there have been 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut and 6 in Yukon. Yukon elevated restrictions final week as an infection charges jumped in jurisdictions round it, requiring all however vital providers employees to self-isolate for 2 weeks when they enter the territory.
Nunavut is within the midst of a lockdown to attempt to beat again a rise in cases. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson cautioned on Monday that case numbers will “go up and down from day to day regardless of what’s happening in the community” due to the timing of testing and “variability of flights.”
There had been no new COVID-19 cases reported within the Northwest Territories on Monday, leaving its whole case quantity at 15.
What’s occurring around the globe
As of early Tuesday morning, there have been greater than 59.2 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide with greater than 37.9 million of them thought-about recovered or resolved, in accordance with a tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The international dying toll was approaching 1.4 million.
In the Americas, new cases of the coronavirus within the U.S. have rocketed to all-time highs, averaging greater than 170,000 per day, and deaths have soared to over 1,500 a day, the best degree because the spring. The virus is blamed for greater than a quarter-million deaths within the U.S. and over 12 million confirmed infections.
“There is so much community transmission all over the United States that the chances of you encountering somebody that has COVID-19 is actually very, very high, whether it’s on an airplane, at the airport or at a rest area,” mentioned Dr. Syra Madad, an infectious-disease epidemiologist for New York City hospitals.
The largest county within the U.S. is on the point of a stay-home order after a coronavirus surge surpassed a degree set by Los Angeles County public health officers to set off such an motion. A swell of new cases Monday put the county over a median of 4,500 cases per day.
In Mexico, church and civic leaders cancelled an annual gathering that attracts huge crowds of Catholic pilgrims to guard people.
In Europe, state and federal health authorities in Germany say they’re shortening quarantine durations for people who have come into contact with a confirmed COVID case from 14 days to 10, if they supply a destructive check.
The European Medicines Agency might produce a scientific opinion on COVID-19 vaccines looking for regulatory approval by the tip of the 12 months in a best-case state of affairs.
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In the Asia-Pacific area, China has reported new coronavirus cases within the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin because it seeks to stop small outbreaks from turning into bigger ones.
The National Health Commission mentioned Tuesday that there have been two new regionally unfold cases within the earlier 24-hour interval, one in every metropolis. It additionally reported 20 cases amongst people who had arrived from abroad.
Malaysia mentioned it will shut some factories of the world’s greatest rubber glove maker as greater than 2,000 of its employees had examined positive for COVID-19.
Hong Kong, in the meantime, will shut bars, nightclubs and other leisure venues for the third time this 12 months.
In Africa, Nigeria will bar passengers who fail to observe the nation’s COVID-19 protocol from flying for six months.
In the Middle East, Iran reported a document excessive 13,721 new cases and a near-record 483 deaths previously 24 hours.