COVID-19 Update – Sat. Apr. 25, 2020

— Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Saskatchewan yesterday (Friday), bringing the provincial total to 341. Five people are currently hospitalized, while ten more people have recovered, bringing that total to 280, and leaving 57 active cases. Of the 11 cases in central Saskatchewan, which the former Sunrise Health Region falls under, one individual has died while eight people have recovered, leaving two cases active. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province remains at four.  Premier Scott Moe says most of the new cases are in the far north, so they’re restricting all non-critical travel into the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District.

— Manitoba reported one new case of COVID-19 yesterday (Friday), bringing the provincial total to 263 lab-confirmed positive and probable cases. Seven individuals are hospitalized, including three in intensive care, but 196 individuals have now recovered and six have died, leaving 61 active cases of the virus in Manitoba.

— As of Friday night, across Canada, there are 43,888 COVID-19 cases (11 presumptive, 43,877 confirmed including 2,302 deaths, 15,521 resolved)

— Quebec will unveil plans next week, regarding the reopening of that province’s economy, and returning children to schools and daycares. Quebec has recorded more deaths related to the coronavirus than anywhere else in Canada.

— New Brunswick has begun easing some COVID-19 restrictions across the province. Some low-risk outdoor contact between residents is now allowed, including golfing, fishing and hunting. Physical distancing requirements remain in place. Large gatherings, including festivals and concerts are not allowed for the rest of the year.

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