Coronavirus: What happened on Sunday in Canada and around the world
Beginning Monday, the city of Montreal is relaxing some pandemic-related restrictions to allow gyms to reopen and restaurants to provide indoor dining.
Although Montreal and Laval will Enter the orange zone Starting with the red color, more than 1,000 people participated in a demonstration in Montreal on Saturday, condemning public health measures in the fight against COVID-19.
Lucy Mandeville, who helped organize the event, said that those who attended did not oppose these measures. They just want the freedom to choose the rules they follow.
She said: “I am here to defend the people affected by these measures,” adding that it has been a difficult year for businesses and people in trouble.
After reaching the 5 million dose mark less than two weeks ago, health officials in Quebec have received more than 6 million doses of the vaccine. At least 70% of the population has received at least one dose.
Watch | Health officials say that the second dose of the vaccine against the delta variant is key:
On Saturday, clinics across Canada received more than 374,000 vaccinations, and a total of less than 26 million doses have been vaccinated to date.
As Canada approaches its COVID-19 vaccination target to achieve a “better” summer, the country’s chief public health officer is looking ahead to the fall’s vaccine benchmark.
“Every week we are approaching our original goal of 75% of eligible Canadians getting the first dose of protection, and 20% of those who are fully vaccinated, summer will be better,” Dr. Teresa Tan Wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
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According to CBC News statistics, as of Friday, these figures are currently 65% ??and approximately 7%, respectively.
As the country approaches the summer goal, Tan offers the hope of “safer autumn” vaccination.
“The goal of at least 75% of eligible Canadians to be fully vaccinated is necessary to protect the health system’s capabilities, but this should not be our ultimate goal,” she said. “We can do better, and we should keep going and fight for the stars!”
What’s happening in canada
As of 7 am Eastern Time on Sunday, Canada has reported 1,391,174 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 25,339 are considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 25,712.
in British ColumbiaIn the province, more than 72% of adults and nearly 70% of people over the age of 12 have now received the first shot.
in Alberta, Which reported 293 new infections and 3 related deaths On Saturday, the Alberta Department of Health Services (AHS) stated that it had Actually closed the Calgary church And will block access to the building until the pastor of the church, Tim Stephens, can “prove the ability to comply with these restrictions.”
Saskatchewan recording 99 new cases and 3 related deaths.
In the past week, the percentage of residents Full vaccination It has jumped from 6% to 9.8%, but before the government lifts all remaining restrictions, the province still needs a large number of people to get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Approximately 724,000 people in Saskatchewan need the first dose to reach 70% of the population 12 years and older-this is the threshold set by Governor Scott Moe. As of Friday, more than 657,000 people had received the first dose of the vaccine.
Watch | Saskatchewan brings COVID-19 vaccine to school:
Manitoba Recorded 276 new cases and 1 death.
There are now 333 Manitoba people hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, 102 of whom are in the intensive care unit.
Of these, 63 patients are still receiving treatment in hospitals across the province, and 39 patients are in intensive care units outside Manitoba; according to the province, 36 are in Ontario and 1 in Saskatchewan. 2 people are in Alberta.
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Ontario Registered 744 new cases and 24 deaths.
Starting Monday, residents 70 years of age or older, and anyone who received the first injection from Pfizer or Moderna on or before April 18, can book the second injection through the provincial reservation system.
It is expected that more vaccines will be available in the next few months, and the province said it may further speed up the immunization program.
Quebec comfirmed 228 new cases and 4 new deaths on Saturday.
Quebec Minister of Seniors Margaret Blaise said on Saturday that all residents of Quebec’s senior care system are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Starting from Monday, these residents can gather without wearing masks. All nursing home residents living in the green areas of the province’s COVID-19 response plan will be able to receive up to 9 visitors indoors or outdoors.
People living in the yellow zone will be allowed to visit with family members, while elderly people in communities below the orange alert level can receive one person at a time.
New BrunswickVaccination rate Continue growing, But the province is still far from reaching the goal of reopening.
On Saturday, the public health report stated that 475,353 (or 68.5%) eligible residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but before the next reopening phase, more than 44,000 people need to be vaccinated before midnight on Monday.
There are also in the province Nine new cases on Saturday.
Prince Edward Island Now managed More than 100,000 doses of vaccine.
Marion Dowling, PEI’s director of care, said that the island’s vaccination rate has reached its target, with 60% of its target population 12 years and older receiving at least one dose.
Nova Scotia Report 18 infections on Saturday.
Starting Tuesday, incoming passengers at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be encouraged to undergo voluntary rapid testing.
Watch | The Atlantic Province’s reopening plan includes a vaccine certification strategy:
Newfoundland and Labrador determine Five situations As the province continues to monitor clusters in the Lewisporte, Stephenville, and Bay St. George areas.
NunavutChief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson said there will be an announcement next week New rules for communities affected by COVID-19 And the latest situation in the isolation center in the southern part of the territory.
This North-west region Will release its new “Wisely Emerging” reopening plan on Wednesday, Health officials told the focus of work.
What is happening around the world
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of Sunday morning, more than 172.9 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide. Coronavirus toolsThe reported global death toll exceeds 3.7 million.
Senegal Sources involved in funding the project told Reuters that according to an agreement with the Belgian biotechnology group Univercells, the company may start producing COVID-19 vaccine next year.
According to the agreement, the Pasteur Institute will use the vaccine production technology developed by Univercells to supply countries in West Africa and distribute the vaccine early next year.
African countries are still struggling to get the lens. On a continent of 1.3 billion people, only about 7 million people have been vaccinated.
Watch | With COVID-19 vaccine scarce, Africa aims to ensure vaccine safety:
The U.S. will donate 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Taiwan US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Tammy Duckworth) said Sunday as part of the country’s plan to share footage globally.
Taiwan is responding to the surge in domestic COVID-19 cases, but the vaccination rate is very low. Among its 23.5 million people, only about 3% have been vaccinated, and most people only need to be vaccinated twice.
India The Federal Ministry of Health stated that 114,460 new cases were reported on Sunday, the lowest daily number of cases in the past two months.
As the pandemic faded away, many states except the capital New Delhi eased restrictions. Western Maharashtra, previously hit hard by the virus, will open shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants and offices in areas where the new coronavirus positive rate is less than 5% on Monday.