The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

12:50 p.m.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19.

The latest numbers bring the province’s active case count to 33, while there are three people in hospital with the virus.

Meanwhile, public health is issuing a flight advisory.

Passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8016 that departed Montreal and arrived in St. John’s on Thursday, April 29 are asked to arrange COVID-19 testing.

12 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 129 cases in the province’s Central Zone, 17 cases in the Eastern Zone and two cases in the Western Zone.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority lab is experiencing a backlog due to the volume of testing in the province, and Premier Iain Rankin says the large number of cases was expected as the lab catches up.

As of today, Nova Scotia has 713 active cases of COVID-19.

There are 30 people in hospital, including five in intensive care.

11:10 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 1,101 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths attributed to the virus, including one in the past 24 hours.

Health authorities say the number of patients in hospital dropped by 14 to 578, with the number in intensive care declining by five to 159.

The province administered 62,406 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

About 36.3 per cent of the population have received a first dose.

Quebec has now reported 350,874 confirmed infections and 10,933 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 3,369 new COVID-19 cases today as the number of admissions to provincial intensive care units continues to climb.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the bulk of the new infections remain concentrated in the long-standing hot spots of Toronto and the neighbouring regions of Peel and York.

The province is also reporting 29 new virus-related deaths today.

There are currently 2,152 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, with 900 in intensive care and 637 on a ventilator.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 1, 2021.


The Canadian Press