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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 at 12:08 pm EDT

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

12 p.m.

Quebec is reporting 586 new cases of COVID-19 — a jump of more than 100 infections compared with Sunday.

The province is also reporting three additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, which they said occurred between Sept. 14-19.

Health officials said today the number of people in hospital increased by 10 compared with the prior day, for a total of 148.

Quebec has reported a total of 68,128 COVID-19 infections and 5,804 deaths attributed to the virus.


11:10 a.m.

A confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at a student residence on the main campus of the University of Alberta means there will be no varsity athletics activities on the campus for the next 14 days.

A statement from the university in Edmonton says five members of the men’s residence of St. Joseph’s College have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

They are isolating, along with the 14 other men living at the residence, and the university says it is sanitizing areas the five have had access to.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press