The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
7:32 a.m.: When Toronto Public Health released its map of neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19, for people in the city’s northwest it felt like déjà vu.
It looked strikingly similar to the map showing where chronic diseases like diabetes are highest. It mirrored a 2014 report highlighting Toronto neighbourhoods facing the biggest social and economic disadvantages. It might as well have been any number of maps showing some of the city’s highest concentrations of poverty in highrises or lowest post-secondary education.
7:30 a.m.: Confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed the 10-million mark worldwide.
A tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University registered the grim milestone Sunday, after India and Russia added thousands of new cases. The United States has confirmed more than 2.5 million infections, the most in the world.
Globally, the Hopkins tally has reported nearly 500,000 deaths.
While Hopkins reports only confirmed coronavirus cases, experts believe the true number of people who have been infected could be as much as 10 times that figure, given that so many people can’t get tested or may have the virus without showing any symptoms.
4 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on June 28, 2020:
There are 103,032 confirmed cases in Canada.
-Quebec: 55,079 confirmed (including 5,448 deaths, 23,786 resolved)
-Ontario: 34,476 confirmed (including 2,652 deaths, 29,754 resolved)
-Alberta: 7,957 confirmed (including 154 deaths, 7,283 resolved)
-British Columbia: 2,878 confirmed (including 174 deaths, 2,545 resolved)
-Nova Scotia: 1,061 confirmed (including 63 deaths, 998 resolved)
-Saskatchewan: 777 confirmed (including 13 deaths, 661 resolved)
-Manitoba: 311 confirmed (including 7 deaths, 300 resolved), 11 presumptive
-Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 258 resolved)
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-New Brunswick: 165 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 154 resolved)
-Prince Edward Island: 27 confirmed (including 27 resolved)
-Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)
-Yukon: 11 confirmed (including 11 resolved)
-Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)
-Nunavut: No confirmed cases
Total: 103,032 (11 presumptive, 103,021 confirmed including 8,516 deaths, 65,795 resolved)
Saturday 5 p.m.: Ontario’s regional public health units are reporting a total of 36,468 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 as of 5 p.m. Saturday, including 2,701 deaths, up by a total of 163 new cases since Friday evening.
As has been the case in recent days, the growth was concentrated in a handful of health units; only Toronto (62 cases), Peel Region (59) and Windsor-Essex (20) reported new infections in the double digits.
Meanwhile, Toronto was responsible for all nine fatal cases reported Saturday. The daily rate of deaths has fallen sharply in the province since peaking in early May, when the health units reported as many as 94 in a single day.
Earlier Saturday, the province reported that 252 patients are now hospitalized with COVID-19, including 54 in intensive care of whom 35 are on a ventilator. All three totals are near the lowest the province has reported in data that goes back to early April.
The province says its data is accurate to 4 p.m. the previous day. The province also cautions its latest count of total deaths — 2,652 — may be incomplete or out of date due to delays in the reporting system, saying that in the event of a discrepancy, “data reported by (the health units) should be considered the most up to date.”
The Star’s count includes some patients reported as “probable” COVID-19 cases, meaning they have symptoms and contacts or travel history that indicate they very likely have the disease, but have not yet received a positive lab test.
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