The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Thursday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
5:10 a.m.: Vietnamese state media reported on Friday the country’s first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases.
The Thanh Nien newspaper said a 70-year-old man died after contracting the disease while being treated for a kidney illness at a hospital in Da Nang where more than 90 cases have been reported over the past week.
The Health Ministry has not confirmed the death.
Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the country’s Administration of Medical Examination and Treatment, said there are at least six other elderly patients with COVID-19 currently in critical condition. All have other underlying illnesses, he said.
4:01 a.m.: People in Toronto and Peel Region can eat inside a restaurant and catch a movie in a theatre starting today, though they still have to follow physical distancing rules and other health measures.
The two areas are joining most of Ontario in Stage 3 of its economic recovery, which allows most businesses and public spaces to reopen.
Toronto city council has enacted a series of additional health measures beyond those set by the province in preparation for today’s change, including capacity and table size limits for indoor dining in restaurants.
4:01 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 31, 2020:
There are 115,799 confirmed cases in Canada.
_ Quebec: 59,131 confirmed (including 5,673 deaths, 50,886 resolved)
_ Ontario: 39,075 confirmed (including 2,772 deaths, 34,906 resolved)
_ Alberta: 10,716 confirmed (including 195 deaths, 9,113 resolved)
_ British Columbia: 3,591 confirmed (including 194 deaths, 3,155 resolved)
_ Saskatchewan: 1,306 confirmed (including 18 deaths, 948 resolved)
_ Nova Scotia: 1,067 confirmed (including 64 deaths, 1,003 resolved)
_ Manitoba: 395 confirmed (including 8 deaths, 325 resolved), 14 presumptive
_ Newfoundland and Labrador: 266 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 259 resolved)
_ New Brunswick: 170 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 165 resolved)
_ Prince Edward Island: 36 confirmed (including 36 resolved)
_ Yukon: 14 confirmed (including 11 resolved)
_ Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)
_ Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)
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_ Nunavut: No confirmed cases
_ Total: 115,799 (14 presumptive, 115,785 confirmed including 8,929 deaths, 100,825 resolved)