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? Quebec reported 112 new deaths Wednesday. So far, 2,510 people have died from COVID-19 in the province. That’s a huge majority of Canada’s deaths. Quebec has 34,327 confirmed cases.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan laid out his province’s plan to reopen on Wednesday. Horgan said, “It won’t be the flip of a switch. We’ll be proceeding carefully.” The plan will allow gatherings of 2-6 people by the May long weekend. Certain businesses will be allowed to reopen soon, but the province isn’t planning on fully opening schools again until September.
Saskatchewan confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday in the northern parts of the province.
Manitoba reported two new cases Wednesday.
Ontario failed to meet its daily goal of 16,000 tests for the second day in a row Tuesday.
The City of Ottawa reopened parks yesterday, but there are still specific rules guiding what is and isn’t OK to do in them. Park goers can sit on their own lawn chairs or blankets, but cannot sit down on park benches. Read more here.
In Yukon, a man was fined $500 for failing to self-isolate for 14 days.
The country now has 63,496 confirmed cases, and 4,232 deaths from the disease.
Lift me up. Nurses and doctors at a hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts have been putting on weekly concerts on Facebook Live to lift peoples’ spirits. Watch some of their latest performance here.