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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Friday, Feb 5th, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

10:40 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 1,670 cases of COVID-19 today, but public health officials say that number is likely overestimated.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health says 125 of them are older infections from Toronto that weren’t previously recorded by the province.

Public health officials have said that updates to the provincial case database are causing fluctuations in this week’s tallies.

Ontario is also counting 45 deaths linked to COVID-19 today.

10:10 a.m.

The Canadian Forces are being sent to a remote First Nation in Manitoba to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the army is being sent to Pauingassi First Nation.

The community is 280 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 5, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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