His daughter and son in law were in an office in the Capitol and hid under a desk, where they sent what they thought were their final texts. He says, “They thought they were going to die. From them in the House chamber, Raskin described people around him calling to say goodbye to their families, members removing their congressional pins to try to evade detection.
The agency also noted the emergence of new variants of concern, with eight provinces now reporting finding new strains.Despite falling case numbers, the financial costs of the pandemic remain steep.Ontario, which has seen an almost 70 per cent plunge in new daily cases in the past month, also said it one time pandemic spending had reached $13.3 billion.The money, from Ottawa, is going to support small business, hospitals and nursing homes, the province said in its third quarter fiscal update, which also projected a $38.5 billion deficit this year.deficits are not sustainable, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy said.The province also said it had now set aside $3.9 billion for further pandemic related spending.The severity of the pandemic was brought into sharp relief by a new study reported on Wednesday that COVID 19 is 3.5 times more deadly than influenza. The study, which looked at hospitalizations for the flu between November 2019 and June 2020 in seven large Canadian hospitals, also found COVID patients needed more intensive care treatment and stayed in hospital longer than those with influenza.can now say definitively that COVID 19 is much more severe than seasonal influenza, Dr. Amol Verma, of St.
York Region, where the new facility is located, is a long standing provincial COVID 19 hot spot. Health Minister Christine Elliott said 121 of the 1,489 new infections reported provincewide on Sunday were identified in York. “Opening Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital remains our government’s most pressing local priority delivering exceptional care in the heart of our community while also supporting our province as we recover from this pandemic,” said a statement from Stephen Lecce, the local provincial legislator who also serves as Ontario education minister.