Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Sunday November 1, 2020

Here are the latest local, regional and national headlines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for Sunday, November 1, 2020:

  • There have been 75,730 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, an increase of 1,015 (or 1.4 per cent) from the previous day. There are 64,717 people recovered from the virus while 3,136 people have died. The number of Ontario people tested is 5,109,927 of which 36,262 have pending results.
  • Canada’s coronavirus case total is 234,511. The country has 10,136 deaths from the virus – one in the Yukon, 263 in British Columbia, 323 in Alberta, 25 in Saskatchewan, 67 in Manitoba, 3,136 in Ontario, 6,246 in Quebec, six in New Brunswick, four in Newfoundland & Labrador and 65 in Nova Scotia.
  • The Eastern Ontario Health Unit stands at 607 confirmed cases with 193 active and 395 resolved. There are seven people in hospital, two of them in ICU. Nineteen people have died. There are four active institutional outbreaks. Testing total stands at 74,328. The breakdown of cases is: Prescott-Russell 431 cases (132 active), SD&G 105 cases (31 active) and Cornwall 71 cases (30 active). (The health unit doesn’t update statistics on weekends)
  • The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area stands at 453 confirmed cases. There are 22 active cases and 378 are recovered. The breakdown is: Leeds-Grenville East (one active), Leeds-Grenville Central (three active), Leeds-Grenville West (one active), Lanark County West (three active) and Lanark County East (11 active). The total number of deaths is 53. There are three institutional outbreaks – two in Brockville and one in Smiths Falls. (The health unit doesn’t update statistics on weekends)
  • Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is isolating at home after getting an exposure alert from the COVID Alert app. She has taken a COVID-19 test and is awaiting the results.
  • Montreal police broke up a Halloween party behind held on the down-low, with about 83 people in attendance – most not wearing masks or social distancing. Quebec had 1,064 new cases Saturday and 15 more deaths.
  • Cornwall Optimist Club President Terry Muir was beaming with pride under his mask Saturday night and called the Truck or Treat social distancing Halloween candy give out a resounding success. There were 50 booths with local businesses, organizations and groups giving out thousands of treats to ghouls, werewolves, princesses and a few DJ Marshmellow look-alikes. Cars and trucks were lined up from the Cornwall Civic Complex as far as the Rotary Traffic Circle at some points in the night. The Cornwall Police Service also stepped in to help with traffic control.

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