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Canada Reports Less than 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases for 2nd Day in a Row – National – –


For the second time this week, Canada has reported less than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.

Health officials on Monday confirmed 805 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,404,093.

Tuesday’s daily new cases marked the smallest daily increase since September 15 last year, when 793 new infections were recorded.

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Data compiled by Global News shows that as of Monday, the seven-day average of new cases was 1,305.7, the lowest since September 26, 2020.

As of 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, a total of 29,901,453 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across Canada.

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According to Vaccine Tracker Canada, 74.35 percent of eligible Canadians have now received at least one dose, while 15.76 percent have received both injections.

More than 447,000 doses were administered in Canada on Tuesday as the country approached its vaccination target.

Federal modeling done in April and May suggested that if 75 percent of eligible Canadians – those 12 and older – had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 20 percent had two, the provinces could safely begin to ease restrictions on public movement without overwhelming hospitals again.









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However, at a press conference on Tuesday, Canada’s top doctor, Theresa Tam, said the country’s vaccination target may change as the Delta variant spreads.

Tam said when the modeling was done the Delta variant – first discovered in India – was not included.

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Delta is the most infectious “variant of concern” and is believed to be the most widely circulating COVID-19 strain across the country.

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“If we model the Delta variant now and incorporate that into this model… that means even higher vaccine coverage would be even better to protect against hospitalizations and overwhelm the healthcare system,” Tam said.

Tam also said that two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been shown to be more effective against the Delta variant, and that the country should aim for full vaccination as soon as possible.

Tam also told reporters there was “no one-size-fits-all” approach to what vaccinated Canadians can do.

The federal government has yet to release guidelines on what or both those who have received an injection can do safely.

New cases in the provinces

In Ontario, 296 new cases have been detected and health officials have said 13 more people have died.

Meanwhile, in Quebec, 105 new infections have been reported and provincial health officials have said four more deaths have occurred.

In Atlantic Canada, seven new cases have been detected.

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New Brunswick has reported three new infections, while Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have each recorded two more cases.


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None of the Maritime provinces or Newfoundland and Labrador added new deaths on Tuesday.

Further west, in Manitoba, 115 other people fell ill and two more died.

Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan, 47 new cases have been detected and four more deaths have occurred.

In Alberta, 127 more people have contracted the coronavirus, while health authorities in British Columbia have reported 108 new cases.

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Four other people have died in Alberta after testing positive for COVID-19, health officials have confirmed.

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No new cases or deaths were reported in the Canadian territories on Tuesday.

Global cases

To date, 176,528,547 people worldwide have contracted the novel coronavirus, according to the latest count from John’s Hopkins University.

Since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019, it has killed 3,817,715 worldwide.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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