Your daily COVID-19 update: April 29

Welcome to our daily COVID-19 update. We’ll bring you the latest coronavirus news and stories about how Canadians are coping during these scary, uncertain times. 

What’s the government doing? Public health officials released new projections that predict that as many as 3,883 people could die from COVID-19 countrywide by May 5. Nursing homes now account for 79 per cent of deaths in Canada. 

What’s happening across Canada? Ontario reported 525 new confirmed cases Tuesday, a decrease officials hope show the province is flattening its curve. 

British Columbia reported 55 new cases Tuesday and hospitalizations were down. 

Around 457,000 Quebecers could return to work by the end of May, despite the fact that Quebec has been the hardest hit Canadian province. 

PEI unveiled its own plan to reopen Tuesday. Manitoba and Alberta are set to release their own reopening roadmaps this week. 

The country now has 50,015 confirmed cases, and 2,859 deaths from the disease. 

Lift me up. This will probably anger most people, but we leave you today with the news that Ottawa City Councillor Tim Tierney has prepared a motion that would declare Nickelback songs should be played and sung in driveways across the city to lift peoples’ spirits. Please no.  

Stay safe.