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What you need to know about COVID-19

UPDATE: October 9,Toronto, Peel, Ottawa and York regions are returning to modified Stage 2 of reopening restrictions for 28 days. Read the OMA’s recommendations for Ontario’s ongoing pandemic response.

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CBC goes inside Toronto hospital to show the fight against COVID-19

You've likely seen the videos on social media: exhausted doctors and nurses pleading with the public to stay inside, to limit the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming hospitals. 

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Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser launches PPE drive in Toronto amid COVID-19 pandemic

Hayley Wickenheiser can't believe how quickly her drive for personal protection equipment has come together.

The Canadian hockey legend, Ontario premier Doug Ford and an army of volunteers joined forces at a storage facility in Toronto on Saturday to collect, organize and then distribute badly needed medical equipment to front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family doctors warn lack of face masks could force end to in-person visits

Family doctors are warning they’ll have to stop doing in-person examinations if they can’t get more face masks to protect themselves, staff and patients from potential transmission of COVID-19.

The shortage of protective equipment — also plaguing hospitals where masks are often rationed to two a day — could ironically put more pressure on emergency rooms at a time when they are preparing for a coronavirus surge.

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New data: Middle-aged Canadians most likely to catch COVID-19, so far

A federal government breakdown of COVID-19 cases across Canada shows that middle-aged people are catching the disease in the highest numbers.

Children and teens are by far the least likely to catch it — or at least they are testing positive in the lowest numbers, which could also mean that fewer in this age group are being tested.

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COVID-19: London-area man in 20s in hospital, Ontario cases rise by 170 in a day

New cases in Ontario soared to 858 Thursday, a 170-case increase from the day before and its highest single-day jump since the pandemic began. The total includes eight resolved cases and 15 deaths.

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Doctors and nurses are on the front lines of the war against COVID-19. They’re digging in for a long fight

The doctor has never done this before. He does anesthetic, and has worked in emergency, in addition to teaching individual event crisis medicine, in addition to a lot of things. He is a good doctor.

Now he is trying to figure out how to keep himself and the hospital and its front-line workers safe, because when you intubate someone who has coronavirus — inserting a tube down their throat so they can breathe — the virus becomes airborne.

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