- Long-term care workers, residents should be first in line for COVID-19 vaccine, committee says.
- Quebec reports 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths, day after province cancels plans to allow holiday gatherings.
- Ontario expands restrictions to three new regions.
- Alberta records 15 more deaths, announces its positivity rate is above 10 per cent.
- First COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be given in January, federal officials say.
- San Francisco issues stay-at-home order.
- Have a coronavirus question or news tip for CBC News? Email us at COVID@cbc.ca
Canada surpassed 400,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday as news emerged of who may receive the first vaccine doses to be administered in January.
As of 6:20 p.m. ET on Friday, Canada’s COVID-19 case count stood at 402,569, with 69.977 of those cases considered active. A CBC News tally of deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC’s reporting stood at 12,496.
— to www.cbc.ca