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Covid-19 Updates English Featured Ontario

Omicron emphasizes the urgency of vaccinations


From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ontario has reported more than 626,000 confirmed positive cases, the majority of which were non-fatal. Unfortunately, 10,036 fatalities (as of December 8) were attributable to the virus.

Health authorities point out that following the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, the incidence of severe infection and fatalities decreased when higher vaccination rates were achieved among the population. (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ford: there is no need to expand access to rapid tests in schools

TORONTO – The Omicron variant already present in Canada and the upcoming holiday holidays do not worry Prime Minister Doug Ford at all. “There is no need for Ontario to expand access to Covid-19 testing,” he reiterated following increasing pressure to have these tests used by more people and in schools in the province.  (more…)

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 December 8, 2021, at 4:30 pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Germany logged 68,468 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 6.3 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 82.4% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 568 Covid-related deaths for a total of 104,929 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates Editorials English Featured News Updates Ontario

Election campaign with the Omicron risk and future uncertainty

TORONTO – There are five months to the provincial vote, but in Ontario the election campaign has already begun and continues unabated. The government led by Prime Minister Doug Ford in recent days has given way to the Scientific Technical Committee and Chief Medical Officer Kieran Moore and has started a chain ad campaign that have so much the flavor of electoral promises.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Covid-19, Ontario now averages 1,000 cases per day

TORONTO – Ontario returns above the thousand new daily cases of Covid-19. Today 1,009 were registered, in addition to 8 deaths which bring the total number in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 10,044. The moving average of daily infections, calculated over seven days, is now 1,007, up sharply from 821 last week – an average that hasn’t been seen for over six months. 38,502 tests processed in the last 24 hours: the positivity rate was 3.3 percent.  (more…)

Canada Community History Italian Toronto

Parrocchia St. Clare: un Centro della Comunità Italiana del dopoguerra

TORONTO – Quando l’insegnamento era una vocazione e non semplicemente un posto di lavoro. 47 allievi (ci mancavano quel giorno altri tre) – molti di essi ovviamente birichini – di età 8-9 anni sotto la tutela di una graziosa giovane, Audrey Gallant nel grado tre. Lei proveniente dalla Prince Edward Island dove i genitori coltivavano alcuni ettari delle famose patate… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario

Gli esperti: “Terapie intensive piene a gennaio”

TORONTO – Gli ospedali dell’Ontario saranno messi a dura prova dall’aumento dei ricoveri in terapia intensiva legati al Covid-19, anche senza tenere conto della diffusione della nuova variante Omicron che probabilmente “condurrà i casi al di sopra delle proiezioni attuali”: a lanciare l’allarme è stato, ieri, il tavolo consultivo scientifico dell’Ontario, che ha pubblicato proiezioni aggiornate che tentano di delineare i possibili scenari che la provincia dovrà affrontare… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario

Ontario, positività mai così alta da maggio

TORONTO – Basta fare qualche tampone in più e subito il numero di nuovi casi di Covid-19 schizza in alto: 928 le infezioni registrate ieri in Ontario su un totale di 26.000 test elaborati, con il tasso di positività che arriva al 3,8% cioè la pìù alta percentuale dalla fine di maggio (ieri, con 25.981 test e 887 casi, il tasso era del 3,5%). La media mobile di sette giorni dei nuovi casi è ora pari a 975 (ieri era a 940, una settimana fa a 794)… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario Toronto

Scuole tra contagi record e variante Omicron

TORONTO – C’è poco da stare allegri. Il numero di scuole dell’Ontario con almeno un caso attivo di Covid-19 ha raggiunto il punto più alto finora quest’anno, i contagi nel fine settimana sono schizzati a 345 e la nuova variante Omicron è comparsa per la prima volta in un istituto scolastico della provincia… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Editorials Education Matters Italian

Come scegliere un presidente per un Provveditorato

TORONTO – Se c’è un genitore ancora ignaro della qualità [inferiore] della preparazione delle competenze offerte nella scuola che frequenta il figlio, è ora che si svegli. Le scuole superiori stanno iniziando a “offrire lettere di accettazione” ai diplomati del grado 8. Università e college stanno preparando le loro per i diplomati delle scuole superiori… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide


Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of December 7, 2021, at 4:50 pm EST.

On Tuesday, health officials in Poland logged 19,366 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 3.7 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 86.0% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 504 Covid-related deaths for a total of 86,205 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Schools between record infections and Omicron variant: 345 new cases of COVID-19

TORONTO – There is little to be cheerful about. The number of Ontario schools with at least one active case of Covid-19 has reached its highest point so far this year, infections over the weekend have soared to 345 and the new Omicron variant has appeared for the first time in an educational institution in the province.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Covid-19 in Ontario, positivity never so high since May

TORONTO – Just take a few more swabs and immediately the number of new Covid-19 cases skyrockets: 928 registrations today in Ontario out of a total of 26,000 tests processed, with the positivity rate reaching 3.8% that is the highest percentage since the end of May (yesterday, with 25,981 tests and 887 cases, the rate was 3.5%). The seven-day moving average of new cases is now 975 (yesterday it was 940, a week ago it was 794).  (more…)

Arts & Culture Canada Community Culture Italian News Updates Toronto

L’italiano a Toronto, una lingua scritta a casa

TORONTO – Qualche settimana fa, nell’articolo inaugurante questa nostra piccola serie sulla storia dell’italiano a Toronto, accennavo a come, negli ultimi decenni, sia stata semplificata l’immagine linguistica degli emigranti italiani a Toronto: considerati puramente dialettofoni, totalmente all’oscuro della propria lingua, si sarebbero inventati una parlata mista, in cui l’inglese era deformato e adattato alle competenze native. In realtà, al di là della poca affidabilità di certe teorie, come abbiamo visto in queste settimane, la comunità italiana aveva diverse possibilità di praticare e imparare l’idioma nazionale: lettura di giornali autoctoni, scuole locali, etc. … Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Community Gastronomy Italian News Updates Toronto

Il Gambero Rosso premia cinque ristoranti di Toronto

TORONTO – Prestigioso riconoscimento per la ristorazione italiana di qualità a Toronto: Gambero Rosso International, il celebre gruppo editoriale che va a caccia dei migliori ristoratori, produttori agro-alimentari e vinicoli e operatori dell’enogastronomia, ha premiato nei giorni scorsi ben cinque ristoranti italiani, consegnando loro gli ambitissimi “Gamberi” e “Spicchi”… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Community Italian News Updates Ontario Toronto

Comites: ecco i risultati del voto e gli eletti

TORONTO – Elezioni Comites, ci sono i risultati: dei 12 seggi disponibili, 6 vanno alla lista della presidente uscente Michela Di Marco, “Uniti per la Comunità 2021”, i restanti 6 sono equamente divisi fra le altre due liste: L’Italia che ci lega e Lista civica Italiani in Canada. Di fatto, dunque, c’è parità fra la lista vincitrice e le altre due che con i loro eletti (3+3) raggiungono lo stesso numero (6) dei rappresentanti della prima lista… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario Toronto

Ontario, scuole tra contagi in salita e polemiche

TORONTO – Rispetto a un mese fa sono più del doppio i casi attivi di Covid-19 associati alle scuole pubbliche dell’Ontario. Il Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione ha infatti comunicato che con i 178 nuovi casi di Covid-19 confermati in un periodo di 24 ore, il numero totale di infezioni attive ha toccato quota 1.879. Questo è un aumento del 18% settimana dopo settimana ed è più del doppio del numero di infezioni attive associate alle scuole in questo periodo il mese scorso: 913. Complessivamente, dall’inizio dell’anno scolastico, le infezioni sono ora 8.280: a questo punto dell’anno scolastico nel 2020 erano 5.420… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario

Il virus non molla e le restrizioni restano

TORONTO – Meno tamponi, meno casi. Il calo di nuove infezioni registrato ieri – 887 contro le 1.184 di domenica – fa ben sperare solo per pochi secondi: il tempo di guardare il numero di test eseguiti, cioè 25.981 contro i 31.735 di domenica. Il tasso di positività, infatti, sale dal 3,2% al 3,5% in ventiquattr’ore e la media mobile dei casi giornalieri calcolata su sette giorni è ora pari a 940, in aumento sia rispetto a ieri (926) che rispetto ad una settimana fa (783)… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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 December 6, 2021, at 4:40 pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in the USA logged 43,299 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 50 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 79.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 247 Covid-related deaths for a total of 809,141 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Is Ontario’s critical care system prepared for a surge in cases?


The Covid-19 pandemic has presented challenges for Ontario’s critical care system. As infections trend upward, the scientific community cautions that hospital admissions will likely climb in the weeks to come.

On December 6, the Ministry of Health reported 168 patients in the province’s Intensive Care Units (ICU) due to Covid-related critical illness. That is the highest number of Covid-related ICU patients in more than two months, when the number reached 171 Covid ICU patients on September 30.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

School, between uphill infections and controversy

TORONTO – Compared to a month ago, there are more than twice as many active cases of Covid-19 associated with Ontario’s public schools. The Ministry of Education has in fact communicated that with the 178 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in a 24-hour period, the total number of active infections has reached 1,879. This is an 18% increase week after week and is more than double the number of active infections associated with schools in this period last month: 913. Overall, since the beginning of the school year, there are now 8,280 infections: at this point in the school year in 2020 there were 5,420.  (more…)

Canada Community English Featured News Updates Toronto

Comites Toronto: the results of the vote and the elected representatives

TORONTO – ‘Comites’ elections in Toronto, there are the results: of the 12 seats available, 6 go to the list of the outgoing president Michela Di Marco, “Uniti per la Comunità 2021”, the remaining 6 are equally divided between the other two lists: “l’Italia che ci lega” and the civic list “Italiani in Canada”. In fact, therefore, there is parity between the winning list and the other two who with their elected representatives (3 + 3) reach the same number (6) as the representatives of the first list. (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario, the virus does not give up and the restrictions will remain

TORONTO – Fewer tampons, fewer cases. The drop in new infections recorded today, 887 against 1,184 on Sunday, bodes well for only a few seconds: the time to look at the number of tests performed, that is 25,981 against 31,735 on Sunday. The positivity rate, in fact, rises from 3.2% to 3.5% in twenty-four hours and the moving average of daily cases calculated over seven days is now equal to 940, an increase both compared to today (926) and compared to as of a week ago (783). Three deaths were also recorded today, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Ontario to 10,027.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates World News

Omicron, Paesi al bivio tra restrizioni e obbligo vaccinale

TORONTO – Cresce la preoccupazione legata alla variante Omicron in Canada e nel resto del mondo. Il nuovo ceppo, altamente contagioso rispetto al Covid-19 originario, ha costretto numerosi Paesi a riattivare restrizioni che erano state accantonate negli ultimi mesi e ha alimentato il dibattito sulla necessità di arrivare alla vaccinazione obbligatoria della popolazione… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario Toronto

Covid: chiuse altre scuole, oltre 8mila casi

TORONTO – Sono schizzati a oltre 8mila – 8.095 per la precisione – i contagi di Covid-19 nelle scuole dell’Ontario. Così come nella comunità tutta, anche nelle scuole sono in costante aumento i casi del tanto temuto virus: in base agli ultimi dati riportati sul sito del governo dell’Ontario venerdì scorso, nel giro delle ultime ventiquattrore le nuove infezioni si sono attestate a 172 delle quali 152 hanno interessato studenti mentre le scuole con almeno un caso di Covid-19 sono state 792, quelle chiuse dal picco di 16 della scorsa settimana sono scese a 9… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Covid, other schools closed. Over 8,000 cases in Ontario

TORONTO – Covid-19 infections in Ontario schools have skyrocketed to over 8000 – 8,095 to be precise. As well as in the whole community, even in schools the cases of the dreaded virus are constantly increasing: according to the latest data reported on the website of the Ontario government last Friday, within the last twenty-four years the new infections have stood at 172 of which 152 have affected students while the schools with at least one case of Covid-19 have been 792, those closed since last week’s peak of 16 have dropped to 9. (more…)

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 December 5, 2021, at 4:00 pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Russia logged 32,602 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 9.8 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 86.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 1,206 Covid-related deaths for a total of 281,278 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Covid-19 Updates English Featured Health & Medicine Ontario

Heightened public health concerns as Omicron is on the move

Health officials are raising the alarm as the Covid-19 variant Omicron has more than thirty mutations. Researchers are suggesting it is spreading twice as fast as the Delta variant.

Some medical experts theorize that Omicron has picked up genetic material from other viruses that cause the common cold, potentially making this strain more transmissible. While many unknowns remain with the new variant, people’s fears and anxieties have grown over the severity of accompanying illness and how lethal Omicron may be.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates World News

Omicron, Canada at the crossroads between restrictions and vaccination mandate

TORONTO – There is growing concern about the Omicron variant in Canada and the rest of the world. The new strain, highly contagious compared to the original Covid-19, has forced many countries to reactivate restrictions that had been set aside in recent months and has fueled the debate on the need to get to the mandatory vaccination of the population.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Ontario, a thousand Covid-cases a day over the weekend

TORONTO – Weekend to forget in Ontario: for the third consecutive day, the province has in fact recorded over 1,000 new cases of Covid-19, with the count of infections reaching the highest level since the end of May. The provincial health officials in fact detected 1,184 infections today, compared to 1,053 on Saturday and 1,031 on Friday. We have to go back to 28 May to find a greater number of cases than today: at that time, the infections had been 1,273.  (more…)

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 December 4, 2021, at 6:30 pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in the UK logged 42,848 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 10.4 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 88.2% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 124 Covid-related deaths for a total of 145,551 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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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 December 3, 2021, at 7:30 pm EST.

On Friday, health officials in Canada logged 3,079 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 1.8 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 96.8% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 14 Covid-related deaths for a total of 29,751 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada News Updates Portuguese Toronto

Quando cai a noite na cidade

(Revista Amar – Catarina Balça / MDC) Muitos de nós quando deitamos a cabeça na almofada para mais uma noite de sono reparador, nem nos apercebemos que muitos outros estão acordados e a trabalhar para garantir que, logo ao acordar, a cidade está pronta para responder às inúmeras solicitações. E se muitos o fazem por não terem outra opção, muitos outros escolhem a noite para viver o seu dia a dia de trabalho. Porque gostam ou porque a recompensa financeira é mais atrativa… Read More in Revista Amar >>> 

Bengali Covid-19 Updates News Updates World News

‘আফ্রিকা থেকে এলে সরাসরি কোয়ারেন্টিন’

(Shomporko সম্পর্ক) স্বাস্থ্য ও পরিবার কল্যাণমন্ত্রী জাহিদ মালেক বলেছেন, ‘ মহামারি করোনার নতুন ভ্যারিয়েন্ট ‘ওমিক্রন’ সংক্রমণ ঠেকাতে দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকাসহ কয়েকটি দেশ থেকে এলে, পাসপোর্ট রেখে সোজা কোয়ারেন্টিন বাধ্যতামূলক করা হবে। সেই কোয়ারেন্টিন থেকে কেউ পালানোর চেষ্টা করলে বা পালালে তার বিরুদ্ধে ব্যবস্থা নেওয়া হবে।’ … Read More in Shomporko >>> 

Canada Italian News Updates Politics World News

Come le Barbados? Sentimento monarchico in netto calo in Canada

TORONTO – Dopo 400 anni, Barbados ha tagliato il cordone ombelicale con la Gran Bretagna. Il 30 novembre 2021, in occasione del 55º anniversario dall’indipendenza dal Regno Unito, Barbados ha abbandonato la monarchia parlamentare come forma di governo per diventare una repubblica parlamentare. Sandra Mason, precedentemente governatrice generale, è diventata la prima presidente della nuova repubblica… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 


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