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COVID-19 linked to death of four-year-old girl in Quebec City

COVID-19 linked to death of four-year-old girl in Quebec City

In mid-December, an infant who was less than two months old died of COVID-19 at a Montreal children’s hospital
Health officials in Prince Edward Island report 231 new cases of COVID-19

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report 231 new cases of COVID-19

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says there has been an average of 215 new cases per day over the last week
New Brunswick reports two more COVID-19 deaths, slight drop in hospitalizations

New Brunswick reports two more COVID-19 deaths, slight drop in hospitalizations

Officials say the latest deaths involve a person in their 80s in the Campbellton region and someone in their 90s in the Bathurst area
Heightened COVID-19 restrictions to remain in N.L. for at least another week

Heightened COVID-19 restrictions to remain in N.L. for at least another week

The province moved to Alert Level 4 on Jan. 4 and will stay there until at least Jan. 24
China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

A University of Ottawa China expert says it is ludicrous to suggest it could have survived on an envelope or a package that had travelled such a distance through international mail
Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Canada has purchased one million courses for delivery in 2022
Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

The agency authorized Paxlovid for adult patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are also at high risk of becoming more seriously ill
Canada's public health leaders navigate choppy waters as pandemic drags on

Canada's public health leaders navigate choppy waters as pandemic drags on

The abrupt departure of Quebec’s public health director last week was further evidence of the rocky road being navigated by the country's chief medical officers
Military launches formal proceedings against more than 900 unvaccinated troops

Military launches formal proceedings against more than 900 unvaccinated troops

Last month, the Federal Court dismissed a request from several Armed Forces members to stop the military from forcing them to get vaccinated
P.E.I. health officials report 225 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations stable

P.E.I. health officials report 225 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations stable

There are now 1,994 active cases on the Island, which has seen an average of 199 new cases a day over the last week
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