Provincial health officials also confirmed that another 38 people have died after contracting COVID-19.
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Since the virus was first detected, it has claimed 21,435 lives in Canada.
However, by Wednesday, a total of 779,766 people had recovered after contracting the disease, and 1,329,036 doses of the vaccines to protect against the virus had been administered.
In a series of tweets Wednesday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Canada is experiencing a “set back” now that the new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus have been identified in all of the country’s provinces.
“This hurdle requires us to be extra diligent with individual practices,” she said.
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Tam urged Canadians to continue abiding by public health measures including wearing a mask, washing their hands and limiting their contacts to “help protect the progress we have made and keep the runway clear for vaccine programs to expand and begin to work.”
According to Health Canada, as of Thursday, 1,443,400 doses of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed across the country.
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By Wednesday evening, approximately 1.78 per cent of the Canadian population had been vaccinated.
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While Canada’s vaccine rollout has been hampered by multiple delays from both Pfizer and Moderna, the federal government maintains that all Canadians who want a vaccine will have access to one by the end of September.
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The nation is anticipating to obtain six million doses — 4 million from Pfizer and two million from Moderna — by the tip of March.
Provinces see lots of of recent circumstances
In Ontario, 847 new circumstances and 10 extra deaths had been reported.
The province has now seen 288,583 infections and 6,729 fatalities thus far.
Well being officers in Quebec mentioned 800 extra individuals have fallen in poor health, and 12 extra have died after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
The brand new infections carry the provincial case load to 278,987, whereas 10,258 have died thus far.
Manitoba added 75 new circumstances on Tuesday for a complete of 31,007.
Another individual has died, pushing the provincial loss of life toll to 876.
In the meantime, Saskatchewan well being officers mentioned one other 124 individuals have contracted the coronavirus and 5 extra have died.
Up to now, the province has seen 26,953 infections and 362 fatalities related to the virus.
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Fifty new COVID-19 circumstances had been detected in Atlantic Canada on Wednesday.
Officers in Newfoundland and Labrador reported 44 new circumstances of the illness however mentioned nobody else has died.
In the meantime, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick every added three new circumstances.
Prince Edward Island didn’t report any new COVID-19 knowledge on Wednesday, however the newest numbers launched Tuesday mentioned 112 of the province’s 114 circumstances are thought of to be resolved.
None of Canada’s Maritime provinces noticed a brand new loss of life associated to the coronavirus.
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In western Canada, lots of of recent infections had been reported.
Alberta well being officers mentioned 277 extra individuals have fallen in poor health, and 7 extra have died.
Up to now, the province has seen 129,615 infections and 1,798 fatalities.
In British Columbia, 427 new circumstances had been reported, pushing the provincial case load to 74,710.
Three new deaths means thus far, the virus has claimed 1,317 lives in B.C.
New circumstances within the territories
5 new circumstances had been additionally reported in Canada’s territories.
The Northwest Territories added 4 new infections for a complete of 47, whereas one new case in Nunavut pushed the area’s whole case load to 324.
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International circumstances close to 110 million
The whole variety of COVID-19 infections all over the world neared 110 million on Wednesday.
In accordance with the most recent tally from Johns Hopkins College, by 8 p.m. ET, 109,865,740 individuals had contracted the illness globally.
Because the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019, it has claimed 2,428,155 lives worldwide.
America has been the hardest-hit by the pandemic, with greater than 27.8 million infections and over 490,000 fatalities.
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