Canada marked a grim milestone because the nation’s coronavirus dying toll pushed previous 20,000 on Sunday.
A complete of 20,020 individuals have now died from the virus in Canada. The quantity emerged following Quebec’s announcement of 31 new deaths.
By 11:20 a.m. ET there have been 778,123 confirmed circumstances of the virus in Canada. One other 3,701 circumstances have been reported on Sunday to date, with the bulk — 1,848 circumstances — coming from Ontario.
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Up to now, well being authorities have administered 952,296 COVID-19 vaccine doses whereas greater than 22 million exams have additionally been administered throughout the nation.
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public well being officer, mentioned on Friday the variety of new every day circumstances was at a “downward pattern,” however suggested towards easing again on present COVID-19 restrictions and measures.
“With nonetheless elevated every day case counts and excessive charges of an infection throughout all age teams, the chance stays that developments may reverse rapidly and a few areas of the nation are seeing elevated exercise,” she mentioned.
Sunday’s fatalities come on the identical day the federal authorities’s new journey restrictions go into impact.
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On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced that Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat would all be cancelling their air companies to Caribbean locations and Mexico till April 30.
“With the challenges we at present face with COVID-19, each right here at dwelling and overseas, all of us agree that now could be simply not the time to be flying,” Trudeau mentioned in a press convention exterior of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa.
Along with having to point out proof of a destructive COVID-19 check to board a flight again to Canada, the prime minister additionally introduced new necessary PCR testing that can require worldwide travellers to quarantine in an “permitted” resort designated by the federal authorities till their check outcomes come again.
Incoming travellers may also be required to foot the invoice for his or her keep, which is predicted to be now not than three days to attend for the outcomes of their check and to value greater than $2,000.
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The information additionally comes as Canada grapples with vaccine supply delays from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna, which threaten to disrupt the nation’s purpose of getting a majority of the nation vaccinated by September.
Canada was off to a sluggish begin with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, falling rapidly behind that of Israel, Britain and america.
In line with Trudeau, a majority of Canadians ought to anticipate to be vaccinated by September 2021, although specialists have since warned of provinces not with the ability to attain that focus on anytime quickly ought to the nation’s present tempo of vaccination proceed.
Current numbers from Our World In Knowledge confirmed that the overall variety of vaccination doses administered per 100 individuals in Canada was 2.5 as of Jan. 30, compared to the 8.4 within the U.S., 13.1 within the U.Okay. and 53.8 in Israel.
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Moderna introduced it will be reducing Canada’s subsequent vaccine supply by greater than 50,000 doses on Friday — roughly three-quarters of the anticipated provide.
The drug developer joined the ranks of Pfizer-BioNtech, which mentioned it will start lowering vaccine shipments.
Yesterday, Canada reported a rise of 4,253 new COVID-19 circumstances, in addition to one other 148 deaths. Each Ontario and Quebec proceed to tally the best will increase in circumstances and deaths throughout the nation, although new numbers in these provinces and throughout Canada have seen a normal decline for the reason that holidays.
As of 11:20 a.m. ET on Sunday, a complete of 102,691,967 individuals worldwide have since contracted the novel coronavirus, in line with Johns Hopkins College. Over 2.2 million individuals have since died from the virus, with the U.S., India and Brazil persevering with to guide in each infections and fatalities.
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