ONTARIO, QUEBEC, MANITOBA, N.L., NUNAVUT REPORT SINGLE-DAY HIGH COVID CASE COUNTS

Dec 29, 2021

By Bob Komsic

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Ontario is reporting 10,436 infections, breaking a record set on Christmas Day.
In Quebec, there are 13,149 more cases, yet another one day high.
Out on the Prairies, Manitoba is reporting another record daily high of 947 infections.
The province has a dead with a private lab to increase testing capacity by 30-percent.
In Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador officials report 312 new infections, however no one’s been hospitalized with COVID-19.
When students return January 4, it will be remotely with the situation revisited every Thursday.
”Now is the time for precaution, not for panic,” according to Premier Andrew Furey.
In the North, Nunavut is reporting a single-day record of 37 infections, for a total of 74 after having none December 21.
The territory’s premier says the region’s approaching a ”breaking point” in terms of health-care capacity.
Testing and contact tracing’s putting a strain on Nunavut’s health system and workers.
The territory’s chief public health officer is concerned about what things may look like in the coming weeks as residents return from the south after the holidays.
A ”circuit-breaker” lockdown is being extended in Nunavut as a ban on indoor gatherings will now last until at least January 17.
Libraries, arenas, churches and gyms must remain closed while restaurants are limited to take-out only.
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