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Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Daily 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 June 17, 2021 at 6:15pm EST.

On Thursday, health officials in the UK logged more than 11,000 new infections, figures not seen in since February. The total number of confirmed positive cases now surpass 4.6 million. Of the cumulative total, 93.4% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 19 bringing the total fatalities to 127,945.

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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 June 16, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Bangladesh logged nearly 4,000 new infections, figures not seen in roughly eight weeks. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 3,956. Of the cumulative 837,247 confirmed positive cases, 92.4% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 60 bringing the total fatalities to 13,282.

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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 June 15, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

For the second time in one week, health officials in Russia logged more than 14,000 new daily infections, figures not seen in roughly four months. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 14,185. Of the cumulative 5.2 million confirmed positive cases, nearly 92% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 379 bringing the total fatalities to 127,180.

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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 June 14, 2021 at 5:30pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Germany logged 904 new infections, the lowest single day increase since September 2020. Of the cumulative 3.7 million confirmed positive cases, 96.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 57 bringing the total fatalities to 90,527.

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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 June 13, 2021 at 4:30pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Poland logged 224 new infections, the lowest single day increase in roughly one year. Of the cumulative 2.8 million confirmed positive cases, 92% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 11 bringing the total fatalities to 74,573.

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Community English Featured GTA

Brampton man launches campaign calling for no more weed shops in the city

June 18 will mark the somber one-year anniversary of the horrific crash in Brampton that killed Karolina Ciasullo and her three innocent children. To honour the family and put an end to such deadly crashes caused by impaired drivers, 22-year old Brampton activist Cody Vatcher, spearheaded a campaign (nomoreweedshops.com) to put a freeze on pot shops opening in Brampton. (more…)

Featured News Updates

Canada and Ontario invest over $12 million to fund infrastructure projects in Vaughan

This weekend marked a fresh start for the people of Ontario. Restaurant patio’s opened for in-person dining and non-essential retailers welcomed shoppers back for the first time in months, albeit under strict guidelines.

While the province is taking a measured approach at reopening to ensure a healthy and safe transition to the next stage, an injection of more than $12 million from both levels of government for infrastructure projects in Vaughan will help rebuild businesses, promote job creation and encourage growth and investment in the city.

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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 June 12, 2021 at 4:15pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in Canada logged just under 700 new infections pushing the number of total confirmed positive cases to over 1.4 million. Of the cumulative total, nearly 97% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 18 bringing the total fatalities to 25,904. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario

Daily update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 11.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 12, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 195,032 vaccine doses on Friday, down from 199,951 doses the day prior.

This graph represents Ontario’s progress thus far in the vaccination campaign (see above). The dark blue bar represents the population of Ontario, an estimated 14.5 million. Health officials suggest roughly 80% of the population would need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19.

So far, 9,354,691 people have received at least one or both shots of the vaccine, 64.5% of the entire population (green segment).

A total of 1,667,761 people are fully inoculated against the virus. That number represents about 11.5% of the Ontario population, (yellow segment).

Business & Economy Employment English Featured World News

Toronto ranked one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurial success

Toronto has a lot to offer, especially if you are someone looking to start your own business. In fact, Toronto is considered to be one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurs.

Individuals are entrepreneurial, not cities, you say. However, some cities are more able to attract creative and innovative people to realize their budding new venture.

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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 June 11, 2021 at 7:00pm EST.

On Friday, health officials in the Philippines logged 6,686 new infections pushing the number of total confirmed positive cases to over 1.3 million. Of the cumulative total, 93.6% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 43 bringing the total fatalities to 13,032. (more…)

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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 June 10, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

On Thursday, health officials in Russia logged 11,699 new infections in the last 24-hours, the highest single-day increase in three months. Of the cumulative 5.1 million confirmed positive cases, 92.3% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 383 pushing the Covid-related death toll to over 125,000. (more…)

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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 June 9, 2021 at 8:20pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario logged 411 new infections in the last 24-hours, the lowest single-day increase in four months. The additional cases pushed the official national tally of positive cases to over 537,000. Of the cumulative total, 97.1% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 33, 11 of which were recorded as a data catch-up from April/May. Ontario’s Covid-related death toll is now 8,920.

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Canada English Nature News Updates

Experience the “Ring of Fire”: Canada’s first solar eclipse of the year


If you are an early riser, you may be lucky enough to catch the first solar eclipse of 2021. Around sunrise on June 10, northern and eastern areas of North America, including Greenland, Europe and Asia will get the opportunity to experience the dramatic event. That is of course, providing mother nature cooperates and offers up a clear sky.

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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 June 8, 2021 at 5:30pm EST.

Health officials in India logged 91,227 new infections in the last 24-hours. The additional cases pushed the official national tally of positive cases over 29 million. Of the cumulative total, 94.5% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 2,213 for a total of 353,557 fatalities.

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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 June 7, 2021 at 6:15pm EST.

Health officials in India logged 87,345 new infections in the last 24-hours. This marks the lowest single-day increase since early April. The additional cases pushed official national tally of positive cases close to 29 million. Of the cumulative total, 94.3% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 2,115 for a total of 351,344 fatalities.

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Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario

Daily update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 10.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. Just over 1 million people have been fully vaccinated. On June 7, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 116,829 vaccine doses on Sunday, down from 158,393 doses the day prior.

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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 June 6, 2021 at 6:30pm EST.

On Sunday, heath officials in Poland logged 312 new infections in the last 24-hours. This marks the lowest single-day increase since September 2020. The official national tally is more than 2.8 million confirmed positive cases since the start of the pandemic. Of the cumulative total, 92% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 13 for a total of 74,152 fatalities. (more…)

Canada Community English Faith & Religion Featured History News Updates

Kamloops: Another formal apology long overdue

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On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed shock and sorrow after “the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 children, pupils of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the province of British Columbia”.

During his weekly address to the crowd in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday afternoon, the Pope said he “joins the Canadian Bishops and the whole Catholic Church in Canada in expressing his closeness to the Canadian people who have been traumatized by the shocking news.” (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario

Status update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 9.9 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. Just over 1 million people have been fully vaccinated. On June 6, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 158,393 vaccine doses on Saturday, down from 172,855 doses the day prior.

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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 June 5, 2021 at 5:45pm EST.

On Saturday, heath officials in Russia logged 9,145 new infections in the last 24-hours. The official national tally is more than 5.1 million confirmed positive cases since the start of the pandemic. Of the cumulative total, 92.4% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 399 for a total of 123,436 fatalities.

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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 June 4, 2021 at 8:00pm EST.

On Friday, heath officials in the UK logged 6,238 new infections in the last 24-hours bringing the total cases count to more than 4.5 million since the start of the pandemic. Of the cumulative total of confirmed positive cases, nearly 95% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 11 for a total of 127,823 fatalities. (more…)

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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 June 3, 2021 at 6:30pm EST.

On Thursday, Germany logged 3,686 new infections in the last 24-hours bringing the total cases count to more than 3.7 million since the start of the pandemic. Of the cumulative total of confirmed positive cases, 95.1% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 95 for a total of 89,605 fatalities. (more…)

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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 June 2, 2021 at 8:45pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Mexico logged 6,917 new infections. This marks highest single-day increase roughly seven weeks. With more than 2.4 million total confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic, nearly 80% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 33 for a total of 227,840 fatalities. (more…)

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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 June 1, 2021 at 6:00pm EST.

On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario logged 699 new infections. This marks lowest single-day increase since October 18, 2020 when the province reported 658 cases. With more than 532,000 total confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic, 96.2% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 9 for a total of 8,766 fatalities.

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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 May 31, 2021 at 5:45pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Bangladesh logged 1,710 new infections bringing the total to more than 800,000 confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic. Of that cumulative total, 92.5% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 36 for a total of 12,619 fatalities.

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Status 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 May 30, 2021 at 4:20pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Ontario logged 1,033 new infections. This marks lowest single-day increase since March 6 when the province reported fewer than 1,000 cases. With more than 530,000 total confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic, nearly 96% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 18 for a total of 8,744 fatalities.

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Canada English Nature Ontario The Environment

A renewed pledge to restore, protect and conserve the Great Lakes

Photo Credit: Corriere Canadese, Lake Ontario, Toronto

North America is home to the world’s largest freshwater lake system in the world. The Five Great Lakes: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario hold roughly, 5,400 cubic miles of water, accounting for approximately 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. That is something worth protecting. (more…)

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Status 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 May 29, 2021 at 5:45pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in Greece logged 1,497 new infections bringing the total caseload to more than 400,000 since the onset of the pandemic. Of that cumulative total, 91.5% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 29 for a total of 12,024 fatalities.

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