The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

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

1 p.m.

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

Health officials say one case involves a man in his 50s in the western health zone who travelled outside the country.

The other case involves a man in his 60s also in the western zone who had travelled to British Columbia.

Officials say the province has 14 active reported cases of COVID-19 and that one person is in hospital with the disease.


12:40 p.m.

The Northwest Territories has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Gahcho Kué Mine, 280 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.

There are now two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the mine.
Both cases are non-resident workers.

The territory's chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola says both active cases are self-isolating at the mine and doing well.

Kandola says an outbreak was declared because the second person acquired the virus at the mine.


12:30 p.m.

New Brunswick is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, including nine in the Edmundston region, which remains under lockdown

Health officials say four cases are in the Moncton region and one is in the Fredericton area.

Officials say there ae 264 active reporting infections in the province and that five people are hospitalized with the disease, including three in intensive care.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,302 infections and 18 deaths linked to the virus.


12:15 p.m.

Prince Edward Island is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says there are two active reported infections on the Island.

The province has reported 112 cases since the start of the pandemic and zero deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say they have not identified a COVID-19 variant among the cases reported on the Island.


11:15 a.m.

Quebec has reported exactly 1,053 new COVID-19 infections for two consecutive days.

Health officials reported 37 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including nine in the previous 24 hours.

They say hospitalizations dropped by four, to 1,106, and 177 people were in intensive care, a drop of one.

The province says 1,155 more people have recovered from the virus.


10:55 a.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19.

Health officials say the case is in the Halifax area and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

The province currently has 11 active cases with two people in hospital, including one in intensive care.

Nearly 16-thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province with 3,457 people having received their second dose as required.


10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 1,172 new cases of COVID-19 today but officials note that updates to the provincial case-management system are causing data fluctuations.

Public health officials say migration of the City of Toronto's data to the provincial database is leading to data cleanup that's affecting daily tallies.

Ontario is also reporting 67 more deaths linked to the virus.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press