Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Wednesday November 3, 2021

Here are the latest local, regional and national headlines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for Wednesday, November 3, 2021:

  • There have been 600,708 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, an increase of 331 cases from the previous day (VAX: 156 unvaccinated, 14 partially vaccinated, 136 fully vaccinated, 25 unknown). There have been 587,727 people recovered from the virus while 9,881 have died. The number of Ontario people tested is 19,001,730 of which 14,419 have pending results.
  • Canada’s coronavirus case total is 1,720,355. The country has 29,056 deaths from the virus – 10 in the Yukon, 11 in the Northwest Territories, four in Nunavut, 2,186 in British Columbia, 3,119 in Alberta, 859 in Saskatchewan, 1,249 in Manitoba, 9,881 in Ontario, 11,502 in Quebec, 118 in New Brunswick, 16 in Newfoundland & Labrador and 101 in Nova Scotia.
  • The Eastern Ontario Health Unit added five cases overall Tuesday – deleting one from SD&G and adding two to Cornwall and four to Akwesasne – to bring the regional total Monday to 5,830 confirmed cases, of which 55 are active (10 fewer than Monday) and 5,647 are resolved (15 more than Monday). The number of deaths to date is 127. There are 12 people in hospital (one fewer than Monday) and two in the ICU (no change from Monday). There are three institutional outbreaks (no change from Monday). Testing increased 418 to 167,202. The breakdown of cases is: Prescott-Russell 2,262 cases (eight active), SD&G 1,345 cases (14 active), Cornwall 1,741 cases (25 active) and Akwesasne (ON/QC) 482 cases (eight active)(Akwesasne health department reported no new cases Tuesday: 484 total cases, six active, nine deaths to date).
  • The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit added one case Tuesday to bring the regional total to 1,942 confirmed cases, of which eight are active (one more than Monday) and 1,871 are recovered (no change from Monday). The number of deaths to date is 63. There is one person in hospital (no change from Monday). There are no active institutional outbreaks. The community case breakdown is: Lanark County East 430 cases (zero active), Lanark County West 435 cases (two active), Leeds-Grenville Central 240 cases (one active), Leeds-Grenville East 392 cases (two active), Leeds-Grenville West 215 cases (two active) and Unknown/Out of Region 23 cases (one active).
  • Vaccines: Ontario 22,535,918 (+13,774, last update Nov. 2); EOHU 330,125 (last update Nov. 2, +220 from previous update Nov. 1); LGL 150,277 individuals living in LGL with first doses, 145,102 with second doses, 2,344 with third doses. (last update Oct. 26, +651 first doses, +2,284 second doses, +211 third doses since previous update Oct. 19).
  • Transport Canada will allow more international flights to arrive at a number of Canadian airports starting Nov. 30. Previously, international flights were restricted to landings at major Canadian airports. More airports in medium-sized cities like Kelowna and Hamilton till be able to accept international flights.
  • People in Quebec bars will be allowed to sing and dance again. The province ended several health measures introduced earlier to limit the spread of the virus.

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