The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (every hour Eastern): 6:15 p.m. Alberta reports one death and 46 new COVID-19 infections for a total of 569 active cases.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (every hour Eastern):
Alberta reports one death and 46 new infections from COVID-19 for a total of 569 active cases.
The province says 33 of the 113 people hospitalized are receiving intensive care.
The seven-day average of daily cases is 40.
Some 74.3 percent of eligible people aged 12 and older received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The province has announced outdoor prizes, including free fishing and hunting licenses, in an attempt to get more people vaccinated.
Over 50 percent of all eligible adults in British Columbia are now fully immunized.
The health ministry said in a press release that 79.3% of eligible people aged 12 and older received their first injection.
The province is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in the past 24 hours.
Hospitalizations have fallen to 65 people, including 11 in intensive care.
Saskatchewan is today reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
Thirty more people have recovered, leaving the province with 363 active cases.
The province also reports 54 people hospitalized, including nine in intensive care.
Province-wide, 73% of people aged 12 and over have now received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Fifty-six percent of those 12 and over are fully immunized.
According to provincial statistics, of the 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported in June, more than 80% were unvaccinated people.
Yukon is increasing the number of people allowed to assemble under COVID-19 restrictions, with more than three-quarters of residents being fully vaccinated.
Premier Sandy Silver and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Brendan Hanley said organized gatherings of up to 200 people will be allowed immediately with masks, physical distancing and other public health protocols in place.
Hanley recommends that fully vaccinated people be able to hold personal gatherings of up to 20 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, but the unvaccinated are encouraged to stick with their “safe six” as they run. a significantly higher risk of infection.
Hanley also encouraged daycares to return to full capacity starting Monday, now that cases associated with Whitehorse daycares are under control and most have recovered.
Manitoba reports 53 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
However, nine earlier cases were deleted due to data correction, for a net increase of 44.
The five-day test positive rate fell to 4% provincially and 3.8% in Winnipeg.
Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries.
To date, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19.
Of these, two people are hospitalized in COVID-19 units, including one in intensive care.
As of April 1, there have been 4,128 positive cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths.
New Brunswick is once again not reporting any new cases of COVID-19.
Health officials have not reported any new infections for nine consecutive days.
There are two active cases of COVID-19 reported in the province and no one is hospitalized for the disease.
Approximately 53.5 of New Brunswickers aged 12 and over are fully immunized and 79.9% of eligible New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Quebec is not reporting any deaths attributed to the new coronavirus for the second day in a row.
Health officials are also today reporting 75 new cases of COVID-19.
Authorities say hospitalizations have dropped from six to 79 and that 25 people were in intensive care, unchanged since Tuesday.
Authorities say 91,241 doses of the vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.
The province’s public health institute reports that 82.5% of residents over 12 have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 49.7% are considered fully vaccinated.
Ontario is reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and seven more deaths linked to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were 28 new cases in Toronto, 23 in Waterloo region and 20 in Gray Bruce region.
The Ministry of Health says 180 people are in intensive care due to the new coronavirus and 116 are on a ventilator.
Elliott says more than 179,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since Tuesday’s report for a total of more than 17.4 million doses in the province.
The Government of Nunavut has announced that it will begin testing wastewater for COVID-19 in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr Michael Patterson says the tests are part of a three-month pilot project.
With Iqaluit stable at zero cases, Patterson also says restrictions may be relaxed even more in the city starting Friday.
The limits for outdoor gatherings will increase to 100 people, while 15 people will be allowed to assemble in a household.
Restaurants, bars and places of worship can also open at 50% of their capacity.
There are no cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 14, 2021.
The Canadian Press