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Canada says it will ease border restrictions soon, thanks to a high vaccination rate, lower cases and reduced pressure on hospitals.

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NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN OTTAWA AND ONTARIO

Ontario reported 130 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Monday, the 11th consecutive day in which the number of COVID cases in the province remained below 200.

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Six new deaths were reported across the province on Sunday, with 177 new confirmed cases.

In total, there have been 548,347 confirmed cases and 9,294 deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

As of Monday morning, 115 were hospitalized and 151 were in intensive care with COVID-related illness, including 94 in intensive care on a ventilator.

According to figures from Ontario, Toronto recorded the highest number of new cases with 18 confirmed cases, followed by 17 in Peel Region, 16 in Waterloo Region, 10 in Gray Bruce and 10 in Middlesex-London.

So far, more than 18.2 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Ontario, including 91,320 doses given on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Ottawa Public Health reported just two new cases as of 3 p.m. Monday, compared to five new cases reported on Sunday and seven new cases reported on Saturday.

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As of Sunday, there were 25 active cases in Ottawa and none in hospital or intensive care.
In total, there have been 27,743 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the start of the pandemic and 593 deaths.

In the past 30 days, 54% of cases were caused by a variant of concern. A total of 9,092 cases and 101 deaths have been linked to a variant of concern.

THE LATEST COVID-19 NEWS IN CANADA

Canada says it will ease border restrictions soon, thanks to a high vaccination rate, lower cases and reduced pressure on hospitals.

Fully vaccinated Americans will be allowed entry for non-essential travel starting August 9, the federal government said Monday afternoon.

Then, on September 7, “provided Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favorable,” the borders will be open to fully vaccinated travelers from other countries.

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The first phase, which will begin in three weeks, will only apply to “citizens and permanent residents of the United States currently residing in the United States”

Canada “will allow entry of unvaccinated children under the age of 12, or unvaccinated dependent children (due to mental or physical condition), who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently residing in the United States. United and accompanying a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or guardian, ”the government said in a press release.

The government has stated that “entry to Canada will continue to be prohibited for US travelers who are not fully vaccinated and all other foreign nationals” unless they already meet an exemption set out in the orders issued. under the Quarantine Act.

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“To be eligible to enter Canada, fully immunized U.S. citizens and permanent residents must have received the full series of a vaccine – or combination of vaccines – accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering the country. Canada.”

These vaccines are approved in Canada: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

The government has said fully vaccinated U.S. travelers should:

* Provide COVID-19 related information electronically via ArriveCAN (app or web portal), including proof of vaccination before leaving for Canada (subject to limited exceptions).
* Meet the requirements of the pre-entry tests.
* Be asymptomatic upon arrival.
* Have a hard or digital copy of their immunization documentation ready to show to a government official upon request.

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The federal government also announced Monday that effective August 9, Canada will eliminate quarantine requirements under which travelers arriving by air must stay three nights in a government-authorized hotel.

Meanwhile, the federal government expects to receive approximately 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid declining vaccination rates and substantial supply. .

The new shipments will include approximately 3.1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and four million doses of Moderna.

QUEBEC COVID-19 NEWS

Quebec has registered 239 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days, the provincial government announced this morning.

The province added 99 cases Friday, 79 Saturday and 61 Sunday.

No new deaths were reported during this period. However, a new death was added to the tally; it happened before Friday.

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