Your daily COVID-19 update: June 8

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? In his Monday morning press conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked more about racism than COVID-19. He said he spoke to the RCMP commissioner this morning about the possibility of requiring RCMP officers to wear body cameras. 

 

What’s happening across Canada? Ontario reported Monday that there were 243 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Premier Doug Ford is set to announce the details of the second phase of the province’s reopening, despite the fact that the average number of cases has not dropped significantly in recent weeks. 

Quebec reported 198 new cases Monday, its lowest daily total since March 22. 

In British Columbia, there were only 193 confirmed active cases of the disease, as of Friday. Around a third of B.C. students returned to classrooms last week voluntarily. 

Canada now has 95,699 confirmed cases and 7,800 deaths due to COVID-19. 

 

Lift me up. We leave you today with the news that a real-life treasure chest worth $1 million has been found in the Rocky Mountains after a 10-year hunt. An antiquities collector hid the chest, which contained gold and jewels, a decade ago, and invited thrill seekers to go looking for it. Hundreds of thousands of people when looking for it, and four people even died trying to find it!