It can be difficult to follow the latest developments in the rapidly-evolving battle to contain the novel coronavirus. Every day there’s a new barrage of headlines about the virus’ impact locally, and abroad. Health officials are routinely updating the public on new presumptive and confirmed cases, and world economies have been on a dizzying roller-coaster ride.
The latest on the coronavirus will be posted on this page every day. The compilation of stories will be updated frequently to help give you a one-stop spot for up-to-date and pertinent information. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date.“
If you feel any symptoms and want more information about COVID-19, visit the Region of Waterloo public health page.
January 17 updates:
- Canada has 703,183 cases of the novel coronavirus in total — 237,786 of those cases are in Ontario. Of those cases, there have been 5,409 deaths, and 203,484 people have recovered. There have been 17,865 deaths and 608,084 recoveries in Canada.
- The number of cases in Ontario is listed on the Ontario government’s health page.
- The number of global cases and cases in Canada, by province or territory, are listed on Canada’s public health page (the students, staff self-isolating after positive COVID-19 case in public school age is updated later in the day).
- The World Health Organization has a daily report containing all the suspected and confirmed cases in the world (the report is released later in the day).
- For a full list of community event cancellations and postponements, click here.
January 17 stories:
- Region’s Medical Officer of Health pleads with residents to slow down spread
- Tips from experts on how to endure until the coronavirus pandemic ends
- The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada
- Care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients during outbreaks: experts