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Jagmeet Singh has described Canada’s long-term care mortality rates as a “national shame,” after a new report found they were among the worst in the world.

A report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that Canada has the worst record for COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes compared with other similar countries.

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United States flags will be flown at half-staff across the country this week at the order of President Joe Biden.

The president made the order during an address from the White House on Monday, saying the country must do so to honor those that have died due to COVID-19.

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The city made a sombre announcement on Thursday, informing residents that the number of COVID-19 deaths in Toronto is now over 2,000.

Toronto commemorated the "tragic milestone" with a press release, re-stating the city's commitment to fighting COVID-19.

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As COVID-19 case numbers climb in the province, Ontario's long-term care homes are recording a record-high number of outbreaks.

Out of 626 care homes in the province, 207 — or 33.1% — are reporting outbreaks, which is defined by having at least one lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 among staff or patients.

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On Monday, December 28, Dr. Deena Hinshaw addressed the public, providing updated numbers on COVID-19 deaths in Alberta between December 23 and 27. 

Over the five days surrounding Christmas, 112 Albertans died as a result of COVID-19. This pushed the province's death toll past 1,000. 

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