Today’s coronavirus news: One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case; UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000; Rioting you…

Today’s coronavirus news: One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case; UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000; Rioting you…
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The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.

10:32 a.m.: The patient, when he came into the hospital ER with what seemed to be mild pneumonia, wasn’t that sick and might otherwise have been sent home.

Except the man had just returned from China, where a new viral disease was spreading like a brush fire. His chest X-rays were also unusual.

“We’d never seen a case like this before,” says Dr. Jerome Leis. “I’d never seen an X-ray quite like that one.”

It was the evening of Jan. 23, 2020, when the team at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre decided to admit the 56-year-old patient. That same day, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, told…



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