Slowly but surely, the number of COVID-19 cases across the country continues to rise. This is the case in Ontario, where more than 200 cases have been reported for the first time since July 7.
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Authorities in the most populous province on Thursday confirmed 218 new contaminations for COVID-19 and three more deaths. The Toronto and Peel regions are the hardest hit in the province with 38 more cases, followed by Hamilton with 25, Waterloo with 19 and Gray Bruce with 13.
However, vaccination in the province has reached a milestone, with 80% of Ontarians receiving at least one dose.
“This achievement brings us one step closer to our vaccination goals to get off the roadmap to reopen and return to normalcy,” Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
This new brand was one of the criteria to reach a new stage in the province’s decontamination plan. In that case, other restrictions could be lifted, possibly as early as August 6th.
“Currently, the Delta variant is responsible for most cases reported nationwide,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s director of public health.
“No matter which SARS-CoV-2 variant is prevalent in a given region, we know that vaccination, along with public health measures and personal precautions, continues to work to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” he added.
Dr. Tam also recalled that “the administration of the first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccines is well advanced in the country with the aim of obtaining a widespread, strong and lasting vaccination by vaccinating a strong majority of eligible people across Canada “.
The situation in Canada:
Ontario: 549,952 cases (9,328 deaths)
Quebec: 377,172 cases (11,240 deaths)
Alberta: 233,875 cases (2,325 deaths)
British Columbia: 149,444 cases (1,771 deaths)
Manitoba: 57,502 cases (1,175 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 49,830 cases (578 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 5,885 cases (93 deaths)
New Brunswick: 2,354 cases (46 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,437 cases (7 deaths)
Nunavut: 657 cases (4 deaths)
Yukon: 582 cases (6 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 208 cases
Northwest Territories: 128 cases
Total: 1,429,039 (26,573 deaths)