Coronavirus Canada updates: 148 new COVID-19 deaths as cases top 38,000

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Coronavirus Canada updates: 148 new COVID-19 deaths as cases top 38,000
Coronavirus Canada updates: 148 new COVID-19 deaths as cases top 38,000

Canada’s death toll from the novel coronavirus jumped past 1,800 today as new cases increased by 1,590.

The new numbers, which are tallied from updates from provincial health authorities across the country, also count at least 13,100 recoveries from the virus and over 598,000 tests.

As of April 21, a total of 1,834 people have died in Canada due to the spread of COVID-19.

– English River First Nation (ERFN) announced on Tuesday that four people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in its northern Saskatchewan community.

The test results were received Monday evening and mark the first confirmed appearance of the virus in the community, officials said.

– Teachers in Saskatchewan are leaning on technology more than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from in-class to online.

“We have a Zoom meeting, we go through our morning routine and because I’m teaching a second language it’s really important that they can hear me speak to them,” said Jessica Church, Palliser Heights French Immersion Kindergarten teacher in Moose Jaw.

Making sure the students have access to the right electronics, teachers from Prairie Valley School Division are delivering 166 laptops, 84 iPads and 25 Wi-Fi hotspots to students with limited tech access this week.

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