The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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

11:30 a.m.

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

Health officials say the new case is in the eastern zone and is related to travel outside the province.

Nova Scotia currently has 19 active COVID-19 infections.

One person is currently in hospital and is in intensive care.


11:15 a.m.

The Quebec government is reporting 666 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 15 additional deaths linked to the virus, including seven in the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations fell by 14 to 686 with 119 patients in intensive care, which is one less than the day before.

The province administered just over 13,000 vaccine doses on Saturday, most of them to health workers or people living in care homes or seniors’ residences.


10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 1,087 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths linked to the virus.

The latest numbers mark a decline from Sunday, when the province recorded 1,228 new infections.

The province says at least 660 patients are currently in hospital with COVID-19, down 29 from the day before, though notes not all hospitals report capacity on weekends.

The numbers come a day before York Region, north of Toronto, is set to reenter Ontario's colour-coded pandemic response framework at the red level.

Toronto, nearby Peel Region and the North Bay Parry Sound health district are the only ones that will still be operating under a stay-at-home order as of Monday.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press