Coronavirus: What happened in Canada and around the world on Monday
As public health restrictions continue to be relaxed, all regions of Quebec are now at the lowest alert level under the province’s COVID-19 response plan.
As of Monday, 9 of Quebec’s 17 regions, including the province’s largest city and its surrounding areas, have changed from yellow to green in the pandemic alert level system.
The rest of the province is already at a green level.
Some green zone restrictions have been further relaxed today, and up to 20 people are now allowed to share a table on the restaurant and bar terraces.
Outdoor gatherings on private properties can now also accommodate up to 20 people.
The capacity of weddings and funerals is also increasing, but wedding banquets will have stricter guidelines.
Quebec health officials no longer report daily COVID-19 data on weekends or holidays, and are expected to release the latest data later on Monday.
-From Canadian media and CBC News, the last update time is 7 am Eastern Time
What’s happening in canada
As of early Monday morning, Canada had reported 1,413,303 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 8,726 were considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 26,227. To date, more than 35.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
In Atlantic Canada on Sunday, health officials reported a total of four new COVID-19 cases, three of which were Nova Scotia with one New Brunswick. Health officials did not update Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.
Meanwhile, in Toronto, at the “Our Winning Shot” event held on Sunday at the home courts of the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs, staff from a mass vaccination clinic at the Scotiabank Arena gave 26,771 shots.
Throughout the North, health officials are Yukon Territory On Sunday, 44 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported since Friday, most of which occurred in Whitehorse.
“COVID-19 continues to spread widely in the Yukon, mainly among unvaccinated adults, adolescents and children,” Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health Said in a statement, Calling the current situation the “first real wave of COVID” in the territory.
no update North-west region, in spite of Nunavut There are no new cases to report.
Health officials in Alberta with British Columbia The latest data covering the weekend is expected to be available later on Monday.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 7 am EST
What is happening around the world
As of early Monday morning, Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 case tracking tool showed that there were more than 181.1 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide.The reported global death toll is Over 3.9 million.
in Africa, South Africa has reintroduced strict restrictions, including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended night curfew, in response to the rapidly increasing COVID-19 case.
President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the delta variant first discovered in India appears to be driving new growth in South Africa.
South Africa recorded more than 15,000 new cases on Sunday, including 122 deaths. This brings the total death toll to close to 60,000.
Gauteng, the country’s most populous province, bears the brunt, accounting for approximately 66% of new infections. The province includes Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Health authorities worry that the country’s other eight provinces may soon see a surge in cases to match the situation in Gauteng, where hospitals lack COVID-19 beds and patients are being sent to medical institutions in other provinces . Neighboring countries Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique are also battling an increasing number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
inside middle East, The Oman News said on Sunday that Oman had reported a record number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the past 72 hours, during which 119 people died from the disease.
The new Israeli prime minister urged young people in the country to get vaccinated because the number of coronavirus cases has soared in recent days due to the localized outbreak of the delta virus.
inside Asia Pacific In the region, Indonesia recorded the largest single-day increase in coronavirus infections on Sunday, at 21,342 cases.
The Australian COVID-19 Response Committee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the highly contagious delta variants that have broken out across the country have caused Sydney to lock down and re-impose restrictions elsewhere.
in EuropeThe head of the British government’s scientific advisory body said on Sunday that the large-scale COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the UK has weakened the link between infection and death, but has not completely broken this link.
Spain and Portugal have imposed new restrictions on British travelers. Portugal stated that unless they have a certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 14 days ago, they must be isolated for two weeks. The policy went into effect on Monday. The government stated that people can be quarantined at home or in places prescribed by the Portuguese health authorities. Arrivals from Brazil, India and South Africa follow the same rules.
All other people entering Portugal must present an EU digital certificate for COVID or a negative PCR test.
In Spain, starting from Thursday, people arriving in the Balearic Islands from the UK must prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR test.
inside AmericaIn Brazil, the number of cases rose to 18,420,598, and the recorded death toll was 513,474. Case tracking tool From Johns Hopkins University.
-News from the Associated Press, Reuters, and CBC News were last updated at 7:05 a.m. EDT