The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada News Staff

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

11:15 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 1,457 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 41 additional deaths linked to the virus.

Twelve of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest happened earlier or at an unknown date.

Hospitalizations declined for the fifth straight day, down by 56 to 1,327. 

Of those, 219 patients were in intensive care, which is an increase of three.

11 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 today and 102 deaths linked to the virus. 

The new case count is up slightly from  yesterday’s total of 2,359.

Public health officials in southwestern Ontario say a male teen who worked in a London-area long-term care home is among those who have recently died after contracting the virus. 

A spokesman for the Middlesex-London Health Unit says they can’t provide the exact age or any other details about him, but added he is the youngest person in the county to have died of COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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