Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Monday April 6, 2020

A thank you message to first responders and health care workers is wrapped around a tree outside a home on Thomas Street in South Stormont's Rosedale Terrace subdivision on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Here are the latest local, regional and national headlines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for Monday, April 6, 2020:

  • There have been 4,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, an increase of 408 cases (or 11 per cent) from the previous day. There are 1,449 people recovered from the virus while 119 people have died. The number of Ontario people tested is 75,046 of which 981 have pending results.
  • Canada’s confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 case total is 15,512. The country has 280 COVID-19 related deaths – 38 in British Columbia, 23 in Alberta, three in Saskatchewan, two in Manitoba, 119 in Ontario, 94 in Quebec and one in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • Cornwall, SD&G and Prescott-Russell added eight more positive COVID-19 cases to its tally on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 42 (previously 34). Sixteen (16) of those people have recovered from the illness.
  • Another resident has died at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon – seen as possibly the worst outbreak in the country – bringing the number of deaths at the senior’s residence to 23. A wife of a resident also died.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is offering army reservists a chance to work full time to provide support for communities during the pandemic. There are roughly 25,000 reservists in the country who normally serve one day a week and one weekend a month.
  • A case of road rage tied to COVID-19. A Quebec man is expected to be charged with armed assault with a vehicle. He is accused of hitting a security guard with his car after he was told only one person per vehicle was allowed in the Walmart in Sherbrooke. The guard is in critical condition with a head injury.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized because he still has symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive. He still remains in charge.
  • In a rare address to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth urged people to remain united in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club organized a delivery of over $4,000 in groceries to two local food banks: $2,000 to Agape Center and $2,000 to the Salvation Army. The groceries were paid for through club fundraising and community partners.

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