Day: 28 November 2021

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of November 28, 2021, at 6:00 pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Italy logged 12,932 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 5 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 93.6% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 47 Covid-related deaths for a total of 133,674 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Surge of infections: almost a thousand cases in Ontario, 1,000 new daily infections in Quebec in the weekend

TORONTO – Despite the snow has whitened everything, it was a black weekend in Ontario on the Covid front. Today 964 new cases were registered, the highest number reported in a single day since last May 30, when 1,033 cases were detected. But Saturday and Friday wasn’t better, with – respectively – 854 and 927 infections. Now the seven-day moving average is 760, last week it was 645. And the positivity rate also rises: with 29,692 tests processed in the last 24 hours and 964 cases detected, it is now 3.2%.  (more…)

Business & Economy Canada English Featured

Federal Government hopeful to extend a “lifeline” to businesses

Black Friday sales aside, now Cyber Monday deals entice customers to spend as the holidays draw near. However, small businesses are still reeling from the impacts of Covid-19 and the ongoing labour shortages combined with supply chain disruptions present further challenges in trying to build back lost revenue over the past 19 months.

According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), about 61% of small businesses have yet to meet their pre-pandemic revenues. Another 22% say they will not make it passed another six months at the current level of revenue loss. Time may be running out.

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