Today’s coronavirus news: Canada has 118,984 confirmed cases; Ontario reports 70 new cases and one new death

Today’s coronavirus news: Canada has 118,984 confirmed cases; Ontario reports 70 new cases and one new death

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.

10:58 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:01 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2020:

There are 119,054 confirmed cases in Canada.

_ Quebec: 60,241 confirmed (including 5,687 deaths, 50,886 resolved)

_ Ontario: 39,967 confirmed (including 2,784 deaths, 36,131 resolved)

_ Alberta: 11,430 confirmed (including 208 deaths, 10,097 resolved)

_ British Columbia: 3,934 confirmed (including 195 deaths, 3,353 resolved)

_ Saskatchewan: 1,409 confirmed (including 20 deaths, 1,221 resolved)

_ Nova Scotia: 1,071 confirmed (including 64 deaths, 1,005 resolved)

_ Manitoba: 476 confirmed (including 8 deaths, 351 resolved), 15 presumptive

_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 266 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 263 resolved)

_ New Brunswick: 176 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 168 resolved)

_ Prince Edward Island: 36 confirmed (including 36 resolved)

_ Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 11 resolved)

_ Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

_ Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)

_ Nunavut: No confirmed cases

_ Total: 119,054 (15 presumptive, 119,039 confirmed including 8,971 deaths, 103,540 resolved)

10:51 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says it marks the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases of the virus.

The total number of cases is now 39,967, with 36,131 marked as resolved and 2,784 deaths.

9:40 a.m.: Hundreds of health care workers rallied in British cities on Saturday, demanding the government acknowledge their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic with a hefty pay increase.

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7:36 a.m.: India has recorded 933 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours as fresh infections surged by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million. The Health Ministry says the total deaths touched 42,518, including more than 20,000 in the past 30 days. An average of around 50,000 new cases are reported each day since mid-June. India has the third-highest caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil. It has the fifth-most deaths but its fatality rate of about 2% is far lower than the top two hardest-hit countries.

7:36 a.m.: China has reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period, mainly in the far west Xinjiang region where an outbreak has infected about 750 people. The National Health Commission said Saturday that 25 new cases had been confirmed in Xinjiang. The other six were people who had arrived from outside mainland China. China largely stopped the domestic spread of the disease in March, but it has had several local outbreaks since then. The current one in Xinjiang, centred on the city of Urumqi, is the largest to date. The latest confirmed cases brought China’s cumulative total to 84,596 since the pandemic began. Of those, 4,634 have died. China’s case count does not include people who test positive but show no symptoms.

7:30 a.m.: The Australian state of Victoria recorded 466 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, including another man in his 30s. The figures were released as the city of Melbourne remained in lockdown and under an overnight curfew.

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Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said that six of the deaths were connected to outbreaks at aged care facilities.

On Friday, when the state reported 450 new cases and 11 deaths, the chief health officer said the coronavirus infection rate in the hard-hit state had been “relatively flat” in the past week. That was down from a record 725 infections reported a week earlier

6:35 a.m.: The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties.

More cities and towns, especially in tourist areas, are imposing mask requirements as France’s coronavirus infections creep up again, with more than 2,000 new cases reported on Friday — the biggest single-day rise since May.

6:18 a.m.: Hundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip returned to schools after five months of closure, despite the ongoing pandemic that has seen school years postponed elsewhere across the globe.

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The rare scene of normalcy in the Palestinian enclave came as the territory has so far been spared a serious outbreak of the coronavirus. There have been no known cases of community transmission among the 2 million residents of Gaza, which has been under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since the militant Hamas group took power in 2007.

4 a.m.: There are 118,984 confirmed cases in Canada.

_ Quebec: 60,241 confirmed (including 5,687 deaths, 50,886 resolved)

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_ Ontario: 39,897 confirmed (including 2,783 deaths, 36,024 resolved)

_ Alberta: 11,430 confirmed (including 208 deaths, 10,097 resolved)

_ British Columbia: 3,934 confirmed (including 195 deaths, 3,353 resolved)

_ Saskatchewan: 1,409 confirmed (including 20 deaths, 1,221 resolved)

_ Nova Scotia: 1,071 confirmed (including 64 deaths, 1,005 resolved)

_ Manitoba: 476 confirmed (including 8 deaths, 351 resolved), 15 presumptive

_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 266 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 263 resolved)

_ New Brunswick: 176 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 168 resolved)

_ Prince Edward Island: 36 confirmed (including 36 resolved)

_ Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 11 resolved)

_ Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

_ Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)

_ Nunavut: No confirmed cases

_ Total: 118,984 (15 presumptive, 118,969 confirmed including 8,970 deaths, 103,433 resolved)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 8, 2020.

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