The latest Saturday coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories, if available,
2:05 pm: Quebec is reporting six more deaths due to COVID-19 and a 45-day drop in hospitalizations today. The Department of Health says 1,789 patients are currently in hospital, of whom 120 are listed in intensive care, one of which has increased.
11:05 am: (Updated) There have been 14 new deaths in Ontario, including some in the past 30 days.
The number of hospitalizations is 1,191 90 less than Friday.
10:22 PM: Ontario is reporting that 1,191 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.
Of these, 329 people are in ICU with Kovid. The province says 79 percent of patients admitted to the ICU were admitted for COVID-19 and 21 percent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19 went.
2,244 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported. The calculations are considered incomplete due to limited access to PCR testing.
at 9 am Pat King, one of the leading figures of the anti-government protests on Parliament Hill, is set to appear in court today to face charges related to his role in the demonstration.
Ottawa police say King, 44, is charged with mischief, counseling for mischief, counseling for the offense of disobeying a court order, and counseling for obstructing police.
King is among more than 100 people he says have been arrested as part of a massive police operation to clear protesters who have been blocking Parliament Hill for nearly four weeks.
Follow along with the Star’s live coverage here.
8:30 am Montrealer Claudia Hebert says three weeks after returning from Senegal in March 2020, she began to feel extremely tired and have a fever, with only a few months left to complete her Université de Montréal veterinary program.
Some symptoms eventually subsided, but her daily brain fog and painful migraines continued, leaving her no choice but to skip her classes.
“It was my dream to be a vet as a little girl and I was about to make it come true,” Hebert, 30, said in a recent interview. “Now, if someone asks me what I ate yesterday, I can’t remember anymore…. I’m disabled.”
In August 2021, Hebert was diagnosed with prolonged COVID, which refers to COVID-19 symptoms that persist for more than two weeks – the time by which most people have recovered from the disease. With concerns about the Omicron version fueling a spike in COVID cases for a long time, health experts say Quebec does not have the resources to help Hébert or the many others who have survived the disease but are in serious condition. seriously injured.
Read more from the Canadian Press.
at 8 am The cost of your trip to the grocery store took its biggest annual jump in more than a decade.
You’ll now pay an average of 6.5 percent more than a year ago, according to the latest consumer price release from Statistics Canada on Wednesday.
You’ll also have fewer options, with rising labor and gas costs, climate change and border barriers some staples conspicuously absent from shelves.
“For consumers with a tight budget, 2022 doesn’t look great,” says Sylvain Charlebois, professor of food delivery and policy at Dalhousie University.
Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing climate are affecting our most beloved breakfast foods by Rosa Saba and Clary Feinstein of Star.
7 in the morning Tebogo Civela is candid about why he signed up to inject an untested vaccine into his arm.
Mostly, for the money.
When COVID-19 hit, Civella, a skinny young musician fond of immaculately pressed shirts and trendy wide-brimmed hats, was making a living by showing tourists around Johannesburg, South Africa . Then, very quickly, he was not.
“I will not lie. With the vaccine being tested, I heard my friends talking about being offered money,” he says.
Vaccine trials have been run at dozens of sites around the world operating under strict ethical guidelines, and organizers were typically not allowed to pay volunteers. But the organizers were able to compensate the participants for their meals and travel. For Civella, the child of his family who helps support his parents, 300 rand per visit – about $25 CDN – became a lifeline.
Read part 3 of the STAR series “Fighting for a Shot”: Canada has failed to deliver on its COVID-19 promises to the world – and some say they won’t forget it, by Alex Boyd.
5:30 am Hong Kong reported 15 coronavirus deaths and a second day increase of more than 6,000 confirmed cases, the Chinese region’s leader says as its hospitalizations overwhelmed.
Also on Saturday, the government announced plans to hire construction workers from mainland China to build isolation units with 10,000 beds, as overcrowding in hospitals forced patients to wait outside in the winter chill.
6,063 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the region to 46,763. It was slightly lower than Thursday’s 6,116 but one of Hong Kong’s highest daily totals.
Read more from The Associated Press.
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