Your daily COVID-19 update: May 5

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 happening across Canada? It turns out that Nunavut’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 wasn’t a case at all! Public health officials have apologized for worrying everyone, as the territory’s first case turned out to be a false positive. It is now once again, the only part of Canada with no cases of the disease. 

In British Columbia, health officials told residents they’ll soon be able to see more people, but cautioned the challenge will be to find a “sweet spot.”

Elective surgeries resumed in Alberta on Monday.

Saskatchewan had its largest daily increase in confirmed cases Monday with 34. 

Retail stores reopened in parts of Quebec outside of Montreal, Monday, but restrictions aren’t set to be lifted in the province’s biggest city until May 18. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that the province is “getting close” to reopening parks.  

Newfoundland and Labrador had no new cases for a third straight day. 

The country now has 60,772 confirmed cases, and 3,854 deaths from the disease. 

Lift me up. Youtube account News Be Funny has put together a reel of funny bloopers of news reporters working from home. 

 

Stay safe.