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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths).

Ontario lowers minimum age for AstraZeneca shot to 40 from 55 starting Tuesday

Ontario will start offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 40 and over starting on Tuesday, the province announced Sunday following days of mounting pressure to lower the minimum age.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. Ontario is expanding the number of residents eligible to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Nothing stopping provinces from offering AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults: Hajdu

Nothing stopping provinces from offering AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults: Hajdu

Provinces are free to offer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults, Canada's health minister said Sunday as calls mounted in at least one province hard hit by COVID-19 to lower the age restriction on the shot.
'You are not alone:' Memorial service in Nova Scotia marks one year since shootings

'You are not alone:' Memorial service in Nova Scotia marks one year since shootings

TRURO, N.S. — A lone bagpiper played slow airs outside a church Sunday as relatives of 22 people slain during a killer's rampage in rural Nova Scotia gathered for an emotional ceremony to honour the victims one year later.
Election reticence expected to temper political battle over federal budget

Election reticence expected to temper political battle over federal budget

OTTAWA — The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery amid the pandemic's escalating third wave.
Staff shortages, emotional toll weigh on health-care staff during Ontario's 3rd wave

Staff shortages, emotional toll weigh on health-care staff during Ontario's 3rd wave

TORONTO — Nurse Manpreet Kainth knows every patient being treated under her team’s care in Humber River Hospital’s intensive care unit Even with her 16 years of experience, the ever-growing workload and the daily scenes unfolding before her eyes - mo
'It's more than just a fish:' Scientists worry cod will never come back in N.L.

'It's more than just a fish:' Scientists worry cod will never come back in N.L.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The latest assessment of Atlantic cod stocks, whose collapse crushed the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador, has scientists worried the species will never recover without drastic change within the federal Fisheries Department.
Despite COVID-19 vaccines, Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory — or charitable

Despite COVID-19 vaccines, Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory — or charitable

WASHINGTON — This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at one of the city's largest COVID-19 mass-vaccination sites.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Apr.