The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
5:35 p.m.: The British government faced pressure Tuesday to act fast to keep a lid on coronavirus infections after a sharp spike in new cases across the U.K. over recent days stoked concerns about the pandemic’s prospective path during winter.
In the wake of figures Monday showing that the U.K. recorded nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day running, government ministers and scientists voiced concerns that the easing of the lockdown during the summer has prompted many people, particularly young adults, to let their guard down in a country that has seen Europe’s deadliest virus outbreak.
The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India’s tally to nearly 4.3 million — second only to the United States and maintaining an upward surge amid an ease in nationwide restrictions to help mitigate the economic pain. The country’s death toll now stands at 72,775.
India has been reporting the highest single-day caseload in the world for more than a month.
4 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2020:
There are 132,136 confirmed cases in Canada.
_ Quebec: 63,713 confirmed (including 5,770 deaths, 55,960 resolved)
_ Ontario: 43,161 confirmed (including 2,813 deaths, 38,958 resolved)
_ Alberta: 14,474 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)
_ British Columbia: 6,162 confirmed (including 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)
_ Saskatchewan: 1,662 confirmed (including 24 deaths, 1,580 resolved)
_ Manitoba: 1,338 confirmed (including 16 deaths, 910 resolved)
_ Nova Scotia: 1,085 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,015 resolved)
_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 269 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 265 resolved)
_ New Brunswick: 192 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 186 resolved)
_ Prince Edward Island: 47 confirmed (including 44 resolved)
_ Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)
_ Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)
_ Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)
_ Nunavut: No confirmed cases
_ Total: 132,136 (0 presumptive, 132,136 confirmed including 9,146 deaths, 116,456 resolved)
3:40 a.m.: Students in Ontario will begin returning to the classroom in person today for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The province shuttered all schools on March 13 cases of coronavirus disease began to rise.
This fall, boards will offer a mix of in-person classes and online learning for students who opt to stay home.
Some boards in different parts of the province will reopen schools today, while others will begin to restart over the next two weeks.
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