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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Last Updated Sep 29, 2020 at 10:54 am EDT

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

10:11 a.m.

Authorities in the Montreal area are urging people aged 18 to 34 to get tested for COVID-19 as the city and surrounding area move into the maximum pandemic alert level.

Montreal’s public health director, Dr. Mylene Drouin, told a news conference today the city has reported 1,669 COVID-19 cases in the past seven days, which equals about 240 cases per day.

She says people in the 18 to 34 age range have shown high rates of testing positive for COVID-19 but are not getting tested enough.

Authorities say 61 people are currently in hospital due to COVID-19 in Montreal, with 17 people in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2020.

The Canadian Press