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Hospital in Rosthern, Sask., forced to close because of COVID-19 case

Saskatchewan officials say a hospital north of Saskatoon is temporarily closing due to a COVID-19 case.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says Rosthern Hospital closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and will remain closed until further notice while contact tracing takes place.

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Temperatures down, COVID cases up: Next 12 weeks ‘the darkest’ yet for U.S.

A medical worker administers a rapid COVID-19 test to a traveller at San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 15, 2020. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The number of daily COVID-19 cases is continuing its steady climb as temperatures begin to dip across the United States, students return to class and more people stay indoors where the virus spreads easily.

While far fewer people are ending up hospitalized with the illness than during the pandemic’s surge in March and April, many more deaths are expected to be added to almost 218,000 already reported nationally as cases spike, experts said.

“If you take a look from 30,000 feet, most states have rising case numbers,” with no downward trends to be seen, said William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. “That is troubling as winter approaches.”

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IMF chief says ‘much more decisive’ action needed to deal with debt problems

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva. Photo by REUTERS/Mike Theiler

WASHINGTON — The head of the International Monetary Fund on Sunday called for significant steps to address the increasingly unsustainable debt burdens of some countries, urging creditors and debtors to start restructuring processes sooner rather than later.

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