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Biochemist Daniela Beatriz Ori manipulates swab samples to make a real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for COVID-19 testing at the biochemistry lab of Central Navy Hospital Dr. Pedro Malloon April 28, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)
Heavy snow falls as people wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 cross a road in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, December 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People walk past a "we're open, heated terrace dining" sign at Eli's Essentials on the Upper East Side on February 02, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Mother putting a face mask on her daughter. (August de Richelieu/ Pexels)

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1 in 500 U.S. residents has died of COVID-19

The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating COVID-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation's first reported infection.

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Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23

The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.

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Fog advisory in effect for Ottawa

Environment Canada issued a fog advisory Thursday morning for Ottawa, Gatineau and parts of the Ottawa Valley including Petawawa, Pembroke and Renfrew.

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