TORONTO -- The number of COVID-19 infections in Canada has passed 7,000 confirmed cases with 89 deaths and 1,079 people recovered. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Coronavirus in Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the military is "gearing up" to join the fight against COVID-19 while the federal government has expanded the wage subsidy for Canadian businesses, no matter their size.

2. Nursing home outbreak: Public health officials say at least nine residents of a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. have died following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the facility. More than half of its residents are now sick.

3. Super-spreaders: While no specific individual has been identified as a super-spreader in Canada, there have been clusters from coast-to-coast where coronavirus infections could have originated from one infected individual.

4. Economic cost: Air Canada will temporarily lay off 16,500 employees starting this week as the airline industry continues to struggle with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Comparing countries: With the influx of data on COVID-19 coming from affected countries around the world, experts underscore the importance of context when looking at the numbers. breaks down how to understand the data.

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In pictures: New satellite images show a bird's-eye view of the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, revealing its impact on travel, border activity and leisure.

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