The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):


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6:12 p.m.

Health officials in B.C. are reporting 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

No one else has died from the illness, leaving the province’s death toll at 250.

There are just under 1,500 active cases in B.C., including 84 people in hospital, while more than 9,100 people have recovered.

More than 3,600 people are being monitored after exposure to a known case.

The outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has been declared over, while outbreaks are ongoing at two acute-care facilities and 17 assisted-living or long-term care homes.


3 p.m.

Yukon's top doctor says a probable case of COVID-19 flagged over the weekend has come back negative.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Brandon Hanley says after further testing carried out by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the case was potentially a false positive or the device used for testing detected the presence of the virus from up to several weeks ago.

The territory said over the weekend that the potentially affected individual had returned from travel to Whitehorse and was in self-isolation.


2:30 p.m.

New Brunswick is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19.

Six of the cases are in the Campbellton region in the north of the province, involving people ranging in age from their 30s to their 60s.

The other two cases are in the Moncton region and are linked to an outbreak at the Notre-Dame Manor special-care home.

The new cases bring the province's total to 292, of which 200 have recovered. There have been two deaths.


1:40 p.m.

Manitoba is reporting 146 new COVID-19 cases, continuing a spike that has been concentrated in Winnipeg.

Health officials are also reporting two more deaths: a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, both from Winnipeg.

The capital city has been under tightened restrictions for two weeks that limit public gatherings to 10 people and require masks in indoor public places.


11:20 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases of COVID-19, 844 of which are from the past 24 hours.

Authorities said today 359 cases between Oct. 10 and Oct. 12 weren’t previously reported because of a technical problem.

The province is also reporting one death attributed to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and five other COVID-19 deaths from previous dates.

Hospitalizations increased by 20 to 488, with 80 patients in intensive care, a decrease of five.


10:55 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 721 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the provincial total to 61,413.

The province says there were no new deaths, and another 783 cases are now considered resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says today's new cases include 270 in Toronto, 170 in Peel Region and 79 in York Region.

She says the province has conducted more than 32,200 tests since the last report.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2020.

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