Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosann Seviour says four of the cases are in the western health zone, two are in the eastern zone and one has been identified in the central zone.
Seviour says with an emerging cluster of cases the western region is being placed under “Alert Level 4.”
People are advised to stay home as much as possible except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
She says the province now has 104 active cases of novel coronavirus with three people in hospital.
Saskatchewan relaxes restrictions on outdoor sports in first step on reopening roadmap
Saskatchewan is reporting the fewest people in hospital with COVID-19 since Nov. 28, reporting 109 virus patients receiving care.
The news comes on the same day Saskatchewan takes the first step on its reopening roadmap.
Officials announced last week that starting Sunday, the province would be relaxing restrictions on outdoor sports.
Other changes include allowing private gatherings of up to 10 people, permitting public indoor gatherings with a maximum of 30 people and raising limits on public outdoor gatherings to 150 people.
Saskatchewan is reporting 171 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
Manitoba reports 292 new COVID-19 cases, with 74 people in ICU due to the illness
Manitoba is reporting 292 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths.
All of the new deaths were men who ranged in age from their 40s to their 70s.
Manitoba’s current five-day test-positivity rate is 12.3 per cent provincially and 13.6 per cent in Winnipeg.
There are 74 people in Manitoba who are in intensive care who either have active COVID-19 or are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care.
Quebec reports 315 new COVID-19 cases as police kept busy following lifting of curfew
Quebec is reporting 315 new cases of COVID-19 as well as two additional deaths due to the pandemic.
Hospitalizations declined by nine to 364, while the number of people in intensive care dropped by one to 90.
The province gave another 95,305 more vaccine doses over the previous 24 hours, and has currently administered just over 5.5 million shots.
The numbers come after police were kept busy by a second straight night of street gatherings that marked the end of the nightly curfew and the Montreal Canadiens’ victory in Game 6 of their NHL playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
City police allege a 19-year-old man was stabbed in an altercation that took place in Montreal’s Old Port, and an 18-year-old woman who was nearby became a collateral victim after she was shot in the foot.
A Montreal police spokesman said both victims are expected to survive, and that officers are investigating to determine whether the incident was related to the festivities in the area.
Nova Scotia reports 20 new cases of COVID-19, one new death
Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and one new virus-related death.
Health officials say a woman in her 80s has died in the Halifax area bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 85.
There are 14 new cases of novel coronavirus in the Halifax area, five in the province’s eastern zone and one in the western zone.
Nova Scotia has 505 known active cases of the infection, with 42 people in hospital including 17 in intensive care.
New Brunswick reports nine new cases of COVID-19
New Brunswick is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Health officials have identified five cases in the Moncton area, two cases in the Fredericton region and one case each in the Saint John and Miramichi regions.
The province has 143 known active cases of novel coronavirus and a total of seven people are in hospital.
Six people are hospitalized in New Brunswick including two patients in intensive care, while the remaining patient is in an intensive care unit in a hospital outside of the province.
Ontario reports 1,033 new cases of COVID-19, 18 more deaths
Ontario is reporting 1,033 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 18 more deaths linked to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 237 new cases in Toronto, 214 in Peel Region, and 80 in York Region.
Sunday’s data is based on 26,565 completed tests.
The Ministry of Health says 749 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, with 614 in intensive care and 417 on a ventilator.
The province says 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data and anticipates the number of hospitalized patients may rise when reporting compliance increases.
The province says 144,833 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Saturday’s report for a total of more than 8.9 million doses.
Only a few members will remain in Manitoba legislature for rest of session
More of Manitoba’s politicians will be working from home after the province tightened public health orders last week.
A joint statement from the house leaders of the governing Progressive Conservatives, the NDP and the Manitoba Liberal Party says that for the remainder of the legislature session, only a few members will actually be present.
The statement says just four government members, two opposition members and the Speaker will be in the chamber.
It says the vast majority of MLAs will participate virtually.
Participation in ongoing estimates hearings will be entirely virtual, with the exception of committee chairs.
The statement says the change is “being made in line with the revised public health orders, which require employers to ensure staff work from home wherever possible.”
“It is important in these difficult times that we all do our part to follow public health orders to protect Manitobans from the third wave,” the statement, issued Sunday afternoon, said.
It was attributed to Kelvin Goertzen of the Progressive Consevatives, Nahanni Fontaine of the NDP and Jon Gerrard of the Liberals.
Manitoba reported 292 additional COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on Sunday.
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