The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.

7:31 a.m.: There are 196,324 confirmed cases in Canada.

Quebec: 92,297 confirmed (including 6,032 deaths, 77,602 resolved)

Ontario: 63,713 confirmed (including 3,041 deaths, 54,686 resolved)

Alberta: 21,775 confirmed (including 288 deaths, 18,651 resolved)

British Columbia: 11,189 confirmed (including 251 deaths, 9,387 resolved)

Manitoba: 3,258 confirmed (including 38 deaths, 1,572 resolved)

Saskatchewan: 2,306 confirmed (including 25 deaths, 1,955 resolved)

Nova Scotia: 1,095 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,025 resolved)

New Brunswick: 305 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 203 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 287 confirmed (including 4 deaths, 272 resolved)

Prince Edward Island: 63 confirmed (including 60 resolved)

Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)

Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved), 3 presumptive

Nunavut: No confirmed cases

Total: 196,324 (3 presumptive, 196,321 confirmed including 9,746 deaths, 165,446 resolved)

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7:30 a.m.: Parents looking to enrol their kids in their first skating class will have to wait until the new year at the earliest.

Skate Canada, the group that sanctions skating lessons, is not allowing children who do not know how to skate on the ice to learn this year.

As a result of this, the program coined Pre-CanSkate – where kids aged two and up can take to their ice with their parent and learn to skate – has been temporarily cancelled in skating clubs.

“That’s per Skate Canada’s rule. No skating clubs across Canada are allowed to take brand-new skaters, unfortunately,” said Kami Harney, head coach of the Fort Smith Skating Club.

The restriction is designed to limit contact between coaches and skaters. New skaters can require a lot of hands-on assistance to teach them how to get comfortable on their own.

7:28 a.m.: Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline.

From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation. Previous restrictions allowing Melburnians to travel only 5 kilometres (3 miles) from home will increase at midnight to 25 kilometres (15 miles).

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people from two households will be allowed and golf and tennis can resume.

Sunday 7:27 a.m.: An outbreak of coronavirus has infected 33 inmates at a prison in Fairbanks, causing the facility to go into quarantine for 14 days, state officials said Saturday.

Thirty-two of the cases at the Fairbanks Correctional Center are men and one is a woman, the Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement. All of those infected were housed in the general population, the department said.

Other inmates are being tested for coronavirus, with results expected by Monday, the department said.

The inmates with coronavirus are being isolated in a separate unit of the prison.

Read Saturday’s coronavirus news here



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