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Quebec reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death

MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past 24 hours.

The province has now recorded 59,131 total cases of the novel coronavirus and 5,673 deaths.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 18 for a total of 208, and 18 of those patients are in intensive care, an increase of nine from the previous day.

Yukoners turn to farming to build self-sufficiency, market for local food

Yukoners are turning to farming to boost self-sufficiency and build the market for local food, a trend local agriculture experts say is being reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We've seen a huge spike in people who want to garden and have backyard chickens, meat and rabbits,” said Sonny Gray, president of the Yukon Agriculture Association.

Child-care centres across Ontario can expand capacity today

The number of kids in child-care centres is allowed to increase across Ontario today as the province continues its gradual reopening.

The Ministry of Education had previously limited the number of people per room in a daycare to 10 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

As of today, a maximum of 15 children - plus staff members - will be allowed in each “cohort.”