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Old Oct 7th 2020, 8:00 pm
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So, after a week of nothing again in NB (for the umpteenth time) we had 2 new cases announced Monday (as usual related to travel) followed by another 2 Tuesday but this time in a Moncton nursing home.

Today there are 17 including residents, staff and family (n/k if family of staff or residents).

Source unidentified so far but from what was said by someone visiting their mum a couple of weeks ago screening wasn't done other than a temperature check. Of course, if you know you won't pass screening questions (because you know you travelled etc), then you shouldn't be going anywhere, let alone a nursing home.

Ice Hockey matches took place Friday night and Sunday night with fans.
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With today's update, BC broke the 10,000 mark, not active cases of course, total cases since this began.

110 new cases today.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...sday-1.5755728
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Ontario...Single day record high of 797 cases announced today. 265 in Toronto.

https://www.cp24.com/news/alarm-bell...ases-1.5137799
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939 new cases in Toronto yesterday...a one day record. 5 new deaths. 336 in Toronto.
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939 new cases in Toronto yesterday...a one day record. 5 new deaths. 336 in Toronto.
This is not good news
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This is not good news
it certainly isn’t. It was only a few weeks ago the numbers were hovering around 100.
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Ottawa and Toronto are going back into a tighter form of lockdown:
  • The measures, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, include closing indoor dining, gyms, cinemas, casinos, performing arts and racing venues. Schools and places of worship will remain open.
  • Personal care services where masks must be removed are prohibited as are team sports games and scrimmages.
  • Capacity limits are reduced to 10 people indoors for tours, real estate open houses and meeting and event spaces. Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Wedding receptions are temporarily suspended effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The government is also asking people in those areas to leave their homes only for essential purposes. Travel to other regions in the provinces should also be limited (though there is no outright travel restriction in place).
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Ottawa and Toronto are going back into a tighter form of lockdown:
  • The measures, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, include closing indoor dining, gyms, cinemas, casinos, performing arts and racing venues. Schools and places of worship will remain open.
  • Personal care services where masks must be removed are prohibited as are team sports games and scrimmages.
  • Capacity limits are reduced to 10 people indoors for tours, real estate open houses and meeting and event spaces. Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Wedding receptions are temporarily suspended effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The government is also asking people in those areas to leave their homes only for essential purposes. Travel to other regions in the provinces should also be limited (though there is no outright travel restriction in place).
I feel for all you folks there, and for everywhere that's seeing increased rates of infection. This bloody virus, trying to control it seems to be one step forward and several back.
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Ottawa and Toronto are going back into a tighter form of lockdown:
  • The measures, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, include closing indoor dining, gyms, cinemas, casinos, performing arts and racing venues. Schools and places of worship will remain open.
  • Personal care services where masks must be removed are prohibited as are team sports games and scrimmages.
  • Capacity limits are reduced to 10 people indoors for tours, real estate open houses and meeting and event spaces. Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Wedding receptions are temporarily suspended effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The government is also asking people in those areas to leave their homes only for essential purposes. Travel to other regions in the provinces should also be limited (though there is no outright travel restriction in place).
The last one is half hearted. Our constitution doesn't allow for them to put the regions into lockdown (thankfully) but people will go outside of those regions to access the services that are closed.
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I feel for all you folks there, and for everywhere that's seeing increased rates of infection. This bloody virus, trying to control it seems to be one step forward and several back.
Indeed it does.

BC seems to be taking the, as long as deaths and ICU patients remain low we will stay open and business as usual for the most part. Schools are open, and only closures on businesses are night clubs and banquet halls. Pubs can be open with some restrictions such as no alcohol sales after 10pm, but otherwise nothing really is different here except we wear masks now.

We are seeing increasing cases and have been since late summer, but death rate isn't following, and ICU admissions not climbing exponentially either, so they seem to be managing things well through contact tracing still.

We don't even have mandatory mask rules in place, although most businesses require masks to enter.







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Old Oct 9th 2020, 8:29 pm
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Funny how people turn on each other. Compared to everywhere else Atlantic Canada has minimal numbers of covid, partly due to population - but if you travel on the bus, work in a bank, school, office, factory, supermarket etc you likely come into contact with as many people on the bus and in a bank, school, office, factory, supermarket etc as in big cities (there are just more of them for more people) - and the travel restrictions we've had.

Now, within NB, we had someone who travelled and didn't self isolate as required and this led to an outbreak in Campbellton (Northern NB) where there were confirmed cases in a special care home, hospital and two day cares. 30 odd cases IIRC. This put that region into code Orange when the rest of the province was yellow.

We've just had the highest day's number because of another outbreak in a special care home in Moncton. 17 cases - residents, staff or close contacts and there have been bitter people complaining that Moncton area had not been put back to Orange. They're seemingly unable to differentiate between one outbreak and four.

As it happens, the government has just announced that Moncton area will go back to Orange for the time being. I think this is a sop to those in the northern part of the province where the government won not a single seat in the recent election and where the Premier recently got into trouble for saying a lampshade could get elected up there.

I'm not particularly bothered. When you look at the differences between orange and yellow the vast majority of people will be largely unaffected especially as on the same day, mask wearing in public places is to be mandatory instead of recommended. That's a much bigger effect on people than the other change.

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BC seems to be taking the, as long as deaths and ICU patients remain low we will stay open and business as usual for the most part. Schools are open, and only closures on businesses are night clubs and banquet halls. Pubs can be open with some restrictions such as no alcohol sales after 10pm, but otherwise nothing really is different here except we wear masks now.

We are seeing increasing cases and have been since late summer, but death rate isn't following, and ICU admissions not climbing exponentially either, so they seem to be managing things well through contact tracing still.
Pretty much here too. Only two deaths total, we only hit the 200th case a week ago but we just had a care home outbreak, cause not yet known.

Last week, spectators were allowed in for the ice hockey matches. I don't know how many actually went other than the first match in the new arena was a sell-out 8500 and attendances thereafter hovered around 4000. Capacity was restricted to 25% so could still be 2000 and there were various restrictions but I don't see how they could avoid a lot of people in the doorway all leaving at the end.

People were allowed to remove masks once they were seated and distanced. Following the recent change from Yellow to Orange (posted above) they can still go but when seated will have to keep their mask on. It's not a huge change. With all that whinging I mentioned you'd think it made the difference of not being able to go.

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Pretty much here too. Only two deaths total, we only hit the 200th case a week ago but we just had a care home outbreak, cause not yet known.

Last week, spectators were allowed in for the ice hockey matches. I don't know how many actually went other than the first match in the new arena was a sell-out 8500 and attendances thereafter hovered around 4000. Capacity was restricted to 255 so could still be 2000 and there were various restrictions but I don't see how they could avoid a lot of people in the doorway all leaving at the end.

People were allowed to remove masks once they were seated and distanced. Following the recent change from Yellow to Orange (posted above) they can still go but when seated will have to keep their mask on. It's not a huge change. With all that whinging I mentioned you'd think it made the difference of not being able to go.
We have had 245 deaths in BC out of 10,066 cases.

Unemployment improved in September , but still higher than Jan/Feb.

Provincial average- 8.4 (still 3.4% higher vs Jan/Feb)
  • Kelowna - 8.0 per cent (9.0)
  • Abbotsford-Mission - 8.0 per cent (8.2)
  • Vancouver - 11.1 per cent (12.8)
  • Victoria - 9.1 per cent (10.3)


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Last week, spectators were allowed in for the ice hockey matches. I don't know how many actually went other than the first match in the new arena was a sell-out 8500 and attendances thereafter hovered around 4000. Capacity was restricted to 255 so could still be 2000 and there were various restrictions but I don't see how they could avoid a lot of people in the doorway all leaving at the end.
That 255 was supposed to be 25%
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Hospitalizations only increased by 5 over the last week, despite seeing 90-120 new cases each day on average. 19 in ICU which isn't bad either. 119 new cases today.

Positivity rate this week has been between 1% and 1.7% so that is very low and good.


BC Gov't asking people to keep Thanksgiving to gatherings of 6 people or less, but I already know of several families who are having big dinners so I wonder how many will cancel Thanksgiving this year or keep it small?

Seems every long holiday brings an uptick, but summer long weekends tend to be people doing stuff outside so lower risk, but now the winter and fall holidays are coming where people are more likely to spend them indoors.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ct-9-1.5754392
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