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The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. Due to high rates of COVID in schools across the province, contact tracing d in schools on Tuesday, but it will take around six weeks before the province takes over the job. On Oct. As of Sunday, schools in the province were under an alert, with cases ranging from two to nine in each.
Another 47 schools in the province have reported an outbreak — which is 10 or more cases from one school. Advocacy group, Support our Students SOShas been keeping track of outbreaks and alerts across the province, even before the provincial government started publicly disclosing outbreaks, and said COVID cases in schools are rapidly escalating. Last year there were only 20 to 30 schools that were under an outbreak status, and the threshold for an outbreak was lower, Li said.
And the outbreaks in schools strongly correlate with the overall COVID data being reported by the province, with residents under the age of 20 seeing a giant spike in diagnoses since September began. A report from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board DPCDSB showed the outbreak has resulted in seven classroom closures, meaning that those classes have switched to remote learning during the isolation period. Paul Secondary School has the second most classrooms closed with four.
Julia Catholic Elementary School each declared Oct. The Middlebury and St. Julia outbreaks each involve two confirmed student cases and one closed classroom, as of Oct. The outbreak at the Valleys involves one confirmed student case and a single closed classroom as of Friday. Between Sept. Two of those who died were in their 40s, and the third victim was in their 80s; all three lived in the Campbellton area of northern New Brunswick. The province's death toll linked to the pandemic reached 90 on Sunday, prompting Premier Blaine Higgs to offer his condolences to the grieving families.
Meanwhile, health officials confirmed there were 57 people recovering in hospital, with 18 in an intensive care unit. A so-called mix-and-match booster has been discussed among scientists and government experts, though no timeline has been released for when it might be officially considered. The issue is complicated by safety, supply and concern about confusing public messaging. They also backed a third dose of the Moderna Inc.
The recommendations require backing by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which could come as soon as this week. District Judge Charles Atchley in Knoxville issued the temporary restraining order Friday barring UT-Battelle from placing employees on indefinite unpaid leave or firing them after they receive a religious or medical accommodation to the vaccine. The six workers who sued have argued they were told the unpaid leave would be indefinite.
Their employer said in a court filing that the leave will last 60 days — with health benefits intact — and then will be reevaluated. Those with security clearances will maintain them for 90 days, the filing states. The judge wrote that he will decide by Oct. The employees sued earlier this month, saying they requested religious exemptions to the COVID vaccine and two of them also asked for a medical exemption.
The lawsuit also seeks class action status, arguing the unpaid leave policy breaches civil rights and disability discrimination protections. The lawsuit says the workers were not offered alternatives, such as working remotely or periodic testing. All employees currently face a mask mandate at the lab. In a news release Sunday, health officials say hospitalizations fell by six towhile the of patients in intensive care dropped by two to Of the latest reported infections, were among people who were either unvaccinated or who had only received a first dose within the past two weeks.
The province says it vaccinated 11, people on Saturday, including more than 7, second doses. The province's public health institute says about 90 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 86 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots. Greg Abbott has moved to ban vaccine mandates in the state of Texas. Fauci was largely encouraged by the downward trend of coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths across the nation and suggested that vaccinated individuals could have a normal holiday season with others who have received the shot.
But he said that those who have not been vaccinated should continue to avoid gatherings and should wear a mask. He also suggested that those who received a shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine would likely have flexibility to get a booster from either Moderna or Pfizer. Ontario has administered 23, vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 22, vaccines given in total as of 8 p. That works out to approximately The lawsuit stemmed from the botched transfer of infected inmates in May from a Southern California prison to San Quentin.
The coronavirus then quickly sickened 75 per cent of inmates at the prison north of San Francisco, leading to the deaths of 28 inmates and a correctional officer. Restaurants will be allowed to cater to a maximum 50 customers at a time. Wedding receptions are also permitted, but with a maximum of 50 guests. Banks can accommodate only five clients at a time while gymnasiums can have a maximum of However, the government still continues with the ban on public gatherings while restrictions are imposed on public transport and trains are still halted.
Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. The government also expects employers in federally regulated industries, including banks and airlines, to do the same. There are almost 12, regular and reserve forces under his control. By late afternoon, more thanpeople had gotten shots, eclipsing the daily record of 93, set in August.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who chatted with motorists at a drive-through vaccination center in Wellington, initially set a target ofjabs for the day but upped that toafter the first target was met. She also set a target of 25, shots for Indigenous Maori, whose vaccination s have been lagging and who have been hit hard by the latest outbreak. The province announced Thursday that the kits would be handed out in Moncton, Perth Andover and Grand Falls — areas that have been subjected to strict health-protection measures since Oct.
The distribution program was supposed to take place between 8 a.
And one person said the distribution of the kits, which can be used at home, was long overdue. The province has pledged to offer wider distribution of rapid-test kits starting Monday at 20 locations across the province. The requirement by the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University includes undergraduate and graduate students who are also university employees, the state Board of Regents said in a statement.
A regents spokeswoman did not immediately respond when asked what would happen to an employee not complying with the mandate. Mariam Hanna noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments in her Burlington, Ont. Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history, she said. Hanna said many of the patients she assesses are concerned about reactions to non-COVID vaccines. Other patients are concerned about receiving a second mRNA dose if they had an adverse reaction to the first.
But she said many patients mistake common non-life threatening reactions — including rash or swelling at the injection site — for an allergy. A Montanan drove an hour each way to get a test, wondering if, this time, it would again take five days to get. While COVID testing is much easier to come by than it was early in the pandemic, the ability to get a test — and timely — can vary widely nationwide.
A fragmented testing system, complicated logistics, technician burnout and squirrelly spikes in demand are contributing to this bumpy ride. Unpredictable waits can be a problem for those trying to plan travel, return to school from a quarantine — or even get lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatment within the optimal window if they do have COVID But people are also facing problems getting molecular testing, including the gold-standard PCR tests. Public health labs are no longer hamstrung by supply bottlenecks on individual test components such as swabs or reagents, said Kelly Wroblewski, director of infectious disease programs for the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
But they are still bearing a large testing load, which she had expected to shift more to commercial or hospital-based labs by now. Since then, there has been an ongoing push to vaccinate this vulnerable population. Pregnant people with COVID are at ificantly higher risk of severe illness requiring hospitalization and intensive care.
During the third wave, some Ontario hospitals saw more pregnant people in intensive care units than in the two waves combined. With data accumulating from around the world so far showing no safety concerns for pregnant people receiving COVID vaccines, dozens of physician groups and health agencies continue to implore pregnant people to get vaccinated.
Why are so many rejecting it? Sunday a. The national coronavirus task force on Sunday said 34, new infections were recorded in the day, compared with the 20, reported Sept. The death toll of was barely lower than the record 1, deaths reported on Saturday. Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses and other incentives, but widespread vaccine skepticism and conflicting als from officials stymied the efforts.
Instead, it has delegated the power to enforce coronavirus restrictions to regional authorities.
However, daily life is going on largely as normal in Moscow, St. Petersburg and many other Russian cities. Copyright owned or d by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.
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Today’s coronavirus news: COVID outbreaks reported in dozens of Alberta schools; Ontario reports new cases, no deaths; 90% of military personnel vaccinated