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Two new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa

Two more Ottawa residents have died due to COVID-19, while the number of people in hospital with an active COVID-19 infection increased slightly at the start of the long weekend.

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Variants of Concern

Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron?

A recent study revealed that COVID-19 rapid antigen tests may be less sensitive to newer variants, leaving some to wonder just how accurate these tests actually are. Experts share how to get the most accurate results when testing for the virus.

A health worker prepares a nasal test for a rapid COVID-19 test at a community medical centre in Brasilia, Brazil on Jan. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

China's COVID plan is 'unsustainable' due to Omicron: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said China's extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, but that it's up to every country to decide what policy to pursue.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a resident takes photos on a quiet street in Shanghai on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)

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Sweden: 5th COVID-19 shot to people over 65, pregnant women

Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must 'be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming autumn and winter season.'

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Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.

Your Finances During the Crisis

A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.

Canada inflation: How we compare to other G7 nations

With a meeting of G7 finance ministers underway this week, a CTVNews.ca analysis found that while Canadians are feeling the pain of record-high inflation, among G7 nations we are surpassed by Germany, the U.S., and the U.K.

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Abbott: 14 kids and teacher killed in Texas school shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has confirmed that 14 students and one teacher have been killed in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has confirmed that 14 students and one teacher have been killed in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.