COVID-19 Pandemic Overview in Canada
Currently in Canada: 28 February
- 871,694 confirmed cases overall
- 21,990 deaths overall
- 819,420 recovered by overall
Data for Last Day: 27 February
- 2,680 confirmed cases yesterday (0.31% increase)
- 46 deaths yesterday (0.21% increase)
- 2,413 recovered yesterday (0.30% increase)
Border & Travel Information:On April 20, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced they are extending restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for an additional 30 days, US Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on Twitter.
On March 16, Canada announced it was closing its borders and denying entry to anyone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, except for immediate family members of Canadian citizens, aeroplane crew members, diplomats and US citizens.
On March 18, the US and Canada said they were closing their border to all non-essential traffic. Trade is not affected, the countries' leaders said.
Most international flights to Canada will be directed through four airports from March 18. Domestic flights and those arriving from the Caribbean, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Mexico and the US will be exempted.
Source: Al Jazeera
Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been providing cutting‑edge treatment and compassionate care to patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds in Montreal, throughout Quebec and beyond. As one of the province largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, this 637‑bed McGill University teaching hospital admits more than 23,000 patients a year, while handling at least 300,000 outpatient visits, 67,000 emergency visits and more than 4,000 births on an annual basis.
As the Jewish General Hospital progresses into the 21st century, its primary objective is to find revolutionary, competent and cost‑effective ways of answer to the changing demographics and medical needs of its patients.
We work hard to cut waiting times while modernizing its patient services. One important way of doing so is through the expansion of existing premises (for example, building a new Radiation Oncology facility under ground level) and the extensive development of the neighbouring property acquired from Les Soeurs de Sainte‑Croix. All facilities, whether old or new, also continues to benefit from major modernization in digital and wireless technology
These updates will be complemented by an ever‑increasing attention on teamwork and cooperation among those who provide treatment and care to patients. Instead of being taken from one healthcare professional to the next, the patient is treated by a co‑ordinated process that includes doctors and nurses, as well as affiliated professionals such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, nutritionists and social workers.
As the number of elder increases with the aging of the baby-boom generation, the Jewish General Hospital is also placing significant emphasis on the prevention of sickness. In present-day, this is particularly noticeable in the activities of the Segal Cancer Centre and the Cardiovascular Prevention Centre, where patients are regularly guided on strategies for preserve good health. While the hospital goal is to give the best possible treatment where necessary, it also aims to help patients avoid the necessity of treatment in the first place. Similarly, the long‑term aim is not just to extend life expectancy, but to help individuals attain a healthy and self‑sufficient lifestyle for as long as possible.
- Cancer Treatment / Oncology
- Dentistry / Stomatology
- Medical Intensive Therapy
- Ophthalmology / Eye Surgery
- Pediatrics / Paediatrics
- Reproductive System Procedures