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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada


The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern):

6:20 p.m.

British Columbia is announcing two new deaths and 16 new cases of COVID-19 over the Victoria Day long weekend.

There have been 2,444 total cases of COVID-19 in the province with 1,966 fully recovering.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the latest deaths both occurred in long-term care homes.


1:20 p.m.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says 34 more people have died of COVID-19 in the province over the past 24 hours, representing the lowest number since April 12.

He says there are also 707 new cases for a total of 43,627.

Legault says the news is good enough to confirm that stores in the Montreal area with a door to the outside will be able to open on May 25 as planned.

Daycares in Montreal have also been given the green light to open on June 1, after the original opening date had to be pushed back due to the size of the outbreak in the city.


1 p.m.

Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting no new cases of COVID-19.

The number of confirmed cases remains at 120, with all patients having recovered.

As of today, 20,573 tests have been conducted.


1 p.m.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the 11th consecutive day.

That leaves the total number of confirmed cases in the province at 260.

Three people are in hospital due to the virus, with one in intensive care.

Health officials say 249 people have recovered, while a total of three people have died as a result of the virus.


12:40 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,043.

No new deaths have been reported for the third consecutive day, leaving the total at 55.

Eight people are currently in hospital, with four in intensive care.

Health officials say 946 people have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.


10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 304 more cases of COVID-19 today and 23 new deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 22,957 confirmed cases, including 1,904 deaths and 17,638 resolved cases.

The new numbers show a growth rate of 1.3 per cent, compared with the previous day's rate of 1.5 per cent.

The province says 9,155 tests were completed in the last day.

The Canadian Press