• Ontario reported 355 new cases today. There have now been 541,880 cases. The province added 13 more deaths for a total of 9,007. There are 336 in hospital with 335 in intensive care, 221 on a ventilator. There are 58 new cases in Toronto, 54 in Waterloo, 45 in Peel, 23 in Hamilton and 22 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 529,002 cases resolved, up 581.
  • So far, there have been 12,153,663 vaccinations in all. There are 2,547,241 fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario is accelerating second dose vaccine appointments in 10 designated Delta variant hot spots starting June 21. These hot spots are: Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, Halton, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Durham, Simcoe Muskoka and Porcupine. On June 28 all Ontarians 18 and up will be able to book an appointment.
  • The province says there have been 141,986 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,154 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,229 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 731 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 25,368 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,701,383. There are 9,299 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 23 resident cases, 19 in staff. So far, 3,965 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 18 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,544. The death total is 588, up one. There are 217 active cases and 26,739 recoveries. There are in 12 hospital with five in intensive care. There are 10 outbreaks. So far, 819,807 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 138,240 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 160 new cases for a total of 373,818. So far, there have been 361,160 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,189 deaths, up nine. There are 178 in hospital, 39 in intensive care. The province completed 19,619 tests on June 17. So far, 7,266,950 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,272,019 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 11 new cases reported today for a total of 12,426. There have been 214 deaths. There are 75 active cases and 12,137 recoveries. There are three in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 327,767 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,407,269+ cases with 26,023+ deaths and 1,368,449+ recoveries. There are 12,797+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 177,913,499+ cases, 3,853,341+ deaths and 2,563,617,259+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 18

  • Ontario reported 345 new cases today. There have now been 541,525 cases. The province added one more death for a total of 8,994. There are 378 in hospital with 352 in intensive care, 221 on a ventilator. There are 85 new cases in Waterloo, 50 in Toronto, 50 in Peel, 29 in Hamilton and 22 in York Region. There have been 528,481 cases resolved, up 624.
  • So far, there have been 12,153,663 vaccinations in all. There are 2,547,241 fully vaccinated. The province administered 210,611 doses on Wednesday, the most delivered in one day in the vaccination rollout.
  • Ontario is accelerating second dose vaccine appointments in 10 designated Delta variant hot spots starting June 21. These hot spots are: Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, Halton, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Durham, Simcoe Muskoka and Porcupine. On June 28 all Ontarians 18 and up will be able to book an appointment.
  • The province says there have been 141,700 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,146 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,200 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 657 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 26,643 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,676,015. There are 11,236 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 23 resident cases, 20 in staff. So far, 3,965 residents have died.
  • Premier Doug Ford has shuffled his cabinet and returned Rod Phillips to handle the troubled long term care portfolio, replacing Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton, who is now minister of children, community and social services. Phillips resigned from his job as finance minister post following a Caribbean vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski is out as minister of natural resources, one of five ministers shown the door in the shuffle.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 13 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,526. The death total is 587, up one. There are 245 active cases and 26,645 recoveries. There are in 13 hospital with four in intensive care. There are eight outbreaks. So far, 795,205 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 124,506 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 127 new cases for a total of  373,658. So far, there have been 360,973 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,180 deaths, up two. There are 175 in hospital, 39 in intensive care. The province completed 22,677 tests on June 16. So far, 7,175,325 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,802,879 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12 new cases reported today for a total of 12,415. There have been 214 deaths. There are 76 active cases and 12,113 recoveries. There are three in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 323,442 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec has allowed up to 3,500 fans into the Bell Centre for Game 3 between Los Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Meanwhile Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be behind the bench tonight and for the next few games. He is said to be involved in game preparation from home.
  • Manitoba reported 183 new cases Friday and four more deaths.
  • Saskatchewan reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 Friday and one new death. 
  • Alberta will lift all COVID-19 restrictions on July 1 after more than 70 per cent of eligible Albertans have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday. The province reported 124 new cases Friday, along with three more deaths.
  • British Columbia reported 109 new cases and one more death on Friday.
  • Yukon confirms nine new cases and promises a crackdown on those who violate public health rules.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,406,734+ cases with 26,015+ deaths and 1,367,634+ recoveries. There are 13,100+ active cases.
  • Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get the shot.
  • By the end of July, Canada will have received “over 68 million” doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.
  • Trudeau, who got a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine, says “I will take whichever dose is offered to me. I will do what all Canadians should do, which is follow the best advice of the experts around them. 
  • The Canada-U.S.border will remain closed to non-essential travel until July 21. The federal government is promising travel guidance for fully vaccinated Canadians Monday. The government will also introduce a national proof of vaccination in July.
  • Worldwide, there have been 177,515,339+ cases, 3,843,997+ deaths and 2,521,191,992+ vaccine doses have been administered.

COVID-19 by the numbers

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June 17

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 32 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,513. The death total is 586. There are 282 active cases and 26,645 recoveries. There are in 14 hospital with four in intensive care. There are eight outbreaks. So far, 795,205 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 124,506 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 370 new cases today. There have now been 541,180 cases. The province added seven more deaths for a total of 8,993. There are 397 in hospital with 362 in intensive care, 232 on a ventilator. There are 67 new cases in Toronto, 57 in Waterloo, 47 in Peel, 34 in Ottawa and 27 in York Region. There have been 527,797 cases resolved, up 635.
  • So far, there have been 11,943,025 vaccinations. There are 2,371,035 fully vaccinated. The province administered 210,611 doses on Wednesday, the most delivered in one day in the vaccination rollout. The province says more than 75 per cent of citizens have at least one dose and 19 per cent are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario is accelerating second dose vaccine appointments in 10 designated Delta variant hot spots starting June 21. These hot spots are: Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, Halton, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Durham, Simcoe Muskoka and Porcupine. On June 28 all Ontarians 18 and up will be able to book an appointment.
  • The province says there have been 141,472 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,144 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,187 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 586 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 30,454 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,649,372. There are 11,462 test results pending.
  • There are 10 outbreaks in long term care residence with 21 resident cases, 20 in staff. So far, 3,965 residents have died.
  • Quebec is reporting 161 new cases for a total of  373,531. So far, there have been 360,779 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,178 deaths, up one. There are 178 in hospital, 41 in intensive care. The province completed 24,686 tests on June 15. So far,  7,071,456 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,632,639 doses so far. Quebec says 79 per cent of Quebecers 12 and up have at least one dose and 15 per cent are fully vaccinated.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been nine new cases reported today for a total of 12,403. There have been 214 deaths. There are 93 active cases and 12,087 recoveries. There are three in hospital. No one is in intensive care. So far, 319,438 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • New projections showing a drop in the delivery of doses of Pfizer vaccines to Canada in the first two weeks of July are forcing Quebec to adjust the focus of its vaccination campaign.
  • Active cases in Yukon now have reached 50, most in Whitehorse.
  • Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 today.
  • Public health officials in Manitoba say there were 183 new cases Thursday, along with one more death.
  • Saskatchewan reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. 
  • Alberta recorded 150 new cases on Thursday and two additional deaths.
  • British Columbia reported 120 new cases and one death on Thursday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,405,888+ cases with 26,009+ deaths and 1,366,281+ recoveries. There are 14,148+ active cases.
  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is now recommending that those with a first dose of AstraZeneca should get an mRNA vaccine for a better immune response and protection against the rare blood clotting condition called VITT that has caused five deaths in Canada. The mRNA vaccines are preferable and interchangeable, NACI says.
  • The U.S. is donating one million doses of Moderna COVID vaccine to Canada as part of an allotment of 80 million doses shared around the world.
  • Worldwide, there have been 177,120,609+ cases, 3,834,951+ deaths and 2,476,361,838+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 16

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 22 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,481. The death total is 586, up one. There are 287 active cases and 26,608 recoveries. There are in 13 hospital with four in intensive care. There are nine outbreaks. So far, 795,205 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 124,506 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 384 new cases today. There have now been 540,810 cases. The province added 12 more deaths for a total of 8,986. There are 438 in hospital with 377 in intensive care, 242 on a ventilator. There are 71 new cases in Waterloo, 60 in Peel, 54 in Toronto, 23 in Middlesex-London and 21 in Ottawa. There have been 527,162 cases resolved, up 722.
  • So far, there have been 11,732,414 vaccinations. There are 2,198,715 fully vaccinated. The province administered 202,984 doses on Tuesday, the most delivered in one day in the vaccination rollout.
  • The province says there have been 141,106 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,141 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,156 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 497 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 28,076 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,618,918. There are 13,336 test results pending.
  • There are 14 outbreaks in long term care residence with 22 resident cases, 25 in staff. So far, 3,965 residents have died.
  • The border between Ontario and Quebec has reopened for all travel as well as the border with Manitoba.
  • Scientists monitoring Ottawa’s wastewater say levels of the coronavirus have worsened. CBC has more.
  • There are 232 active COVID-19 cases in Kashechewan, an isolated Cree community of 2,000 near James Bay in Ontario.
  • Quebec is reporting 153 new cases for a total of 373,370. So far, there have been 360,587 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,177 deaths. There are 192 in hospital, 45 in intensive care. The province completed 24,849 tests on June 14. So far,  6,971,193 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,632,639 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been nine new cases reported today for a total of 12,394. There have been 214 deaths. There are 95 active cases and 12,076 recoveries. There are three in hospital. No one is in intensive care. So far, 315,770 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • There are 12 new cases in Yukon, all caused by the Gamma variant.
  • Nova Scotia reported eight new cases; Newfoundland and Labrador, one.
  • Manitoba reported 144 new cases and seven more deaths today.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,404,788+ cases with 25,991+ deaths and 1,364,427+ recoveries. There are 14,555+ active cases.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being allowed to check out from his quarantine hotel roughly 12 hours after checking in after receiving a negative COVID-19 test Wednesday morning.
  • Statistics Canada reports that inflation has taken a sharp jump. The agency says Consumer Price Index rose 3.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis in May, up from a 3.4 per cent gain in April. This was the largest yearly increase since May 2011. The increase in year-over-year price growth in May was led by rising prices for shelter and passenger vehicles. 
  • Worldwide, there have been 176,711,190+ cases, 3,824,265+ deaths and 2,434,735,139+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The United Kingdom is planning to make vaccines mandatory for staff in long term care homes.

June 15

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 10 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,459. The death total is 585. There are 307 active cases and 26,567 recoveries. There are in 14 hospital with five in intensive care. There are 10 outbreaks. So far, 771,262 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 113,079 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 296 new cases today. There have now been 540,426 cases. The province added 13 more deaths for a total of 8,974. There are 433 in hospital with 382 in intensive care, 244 on a ventilator. There are 62 new cases in Peel, 60 in Toronto, 45 in Waterloo, 15 in York Region and 13 in Halton. There have been 526,440 cases resolved, up 645.
  • So far, there have been 11,529,430 vaccinations. There are 2,037,751 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 140,618 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,137 by the B1351 variant and 4,137 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 17,162 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,590,842. There are 14,236 test results pending.
  • There are 14 outbreaks in long term care residence with 22 resident cases, 25 in staff. So far, 3,965 residents have died.
  • Quebec is reporting 105 new cases for a total of 373,217. So far, there have been 360,410 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,179 deaths, up six. There are 209 in hospital, 50 in intensive care. The province completed 15,968 tests on June 13. So far,  6,883,110 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,597,539 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12 new cases reported today for a total of 12,385. There have been 214 deaths. There are 105 active cases and 12,057 recoveries. There are three in hospital. No one is in intensive care. So far, 312,664 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is moving up vaccination appointments for those 50 and older who received AstraZeneca and Moderna. And those who wish to have an mRNA vaccine dose (Pfizer or Moderna) instead of AstraZeneca can do so.
  • Nova Scotia intends to open its border, without quarantine, to travellers from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador on June 23. Newfoundland and Labrador too willl welcome Atlantic Canadian visitors on the same day. PEI, which reported no active cases today for the first time in eight months, will also open its borders to Atlantic Canadians and residents of the Magdalene Islands on June 23. Nova Scotia has reported four case and Newfoundland two.
  • Manitoba public health officials announced 116 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Tuesday.
  • Saskatchewan reported 47 new COVID-19 cases, along with four more deaths reported.
  • An analysis of COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alberta suggests levels of education, in particular, are correlated to vaccine uptake. The province reported four more deaths and 127 new cases today.
  • British Columbia officials reported 108 new cases. No new deaths were reported.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,404,643+ cases with 25,974+ deaths and 1,360,889+ recoveries. There are 16,709+ active cases.
  • Health Canada is sending back 300,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses because of contamination.
  • Dr. Theresa Tam says that Canada needs to maintain the resources to be able to react “nimbly” to outbreaks of COVID-19 after the country reaches a high level of immunization — what is called herd immunity.
  • Worldwide, there have been 176,339,190+ cases, 3,813,818+ deaths and 2,394,156,178+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Researchers have found more evidence that coronavirus was circulating at low levels across the United States as early as December 2019 — weeks before the first officially reported cases. Frozen blood samples indicate people in five states — Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Massachusetts — were infected with coronavirus days or weeks before any cases were officially reported in those states.
  • The U.S. has recorded 600,220+ deaths from COVID-19 during the pandemic. As well, the nation leading the world in COVID-19 deaths has seen 33,483,919+ infections.
  • The bulk of the G7’s commitment of 870 millions doses of vaccine to underdeveloped countries will go to Africa.

June 14

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 23 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,449. The death total is 585. There are 348 active cases and 26,516 recoveries. There are in 14 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 10 outbreaks. So far, 771,262 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 113,079 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 447 new cases today. There have now been 540,130 cases. The province added four more deaths for a total of 8,961. There are 384 in hospital with 409 in intensive care, 268 on a ventilator. There are 110 new cases in Toronto, 61 in Peel, 56 in Waterloo, 39 in Porcupine and 29 in Durham. There have been 525,795 cases resolved, up 670.
  • So far, there have been 11,344,441 vaccinations. There are 1,894,320 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 139,940 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,137 by the B1351 variant and 4,135 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 13,588 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,573,680. There are 5,317 test results pending.
  • There are 15 outbreaks in long term care residence with 21 resident cases, 24 in staff. So far, 3,963 residents have died.
  • Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said in a statement that Ontario will not extend the order that restricted non-essential travel between Ontario and Quebec and Manitoba. It is to expire at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
  • Ontario Sports Minister Lisa MacLeod said on Monday that high-level teams can now hold non-contact practice and dry-land training and they will be allowed to resume games as soon as August. The province’s return-to-play plan applies to 18 leagues across six sports including the Canadian Football League, the Ontario Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Basketball Association among others. International and single-sport athletes may also resume training. There is still no plan for spectators to be able to watch games in person.
  • The CFL announces a 14-game season beginning Aug. 5.
  • Quebec is reporting 123 new cases for a total of 373,112. So far, there have been 359,981 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,173 deaths, up one. There are 214 in hospital, 54 in intensive care. The province completed 15,084 tests on June 12. So far,  6,790,893 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,086,249 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been five new cases reported today for a total of 12,373. There have been 214 deaths. There are 105 active cases and 12,049 recoveries. There are three in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 310,535 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Like much of the province, the region is now in the yellow zone of COVID restrictions wheich means people from two different households can gather indoors at private residences. On outdoor private terrasses or balconies, a maximum of eight people from different households or all occupants from two households are permitted to gather. Two households can eat together at a table at a restaurant. All restaurants must keep a registry of guests. Bars can open, but singing and dancing are prohibited. Customers from two households can sit together, but they have to stay seated at their designated table. Bars, breweries and casinos are allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity. They must stop serving alcohol at 11 p.m. and close by midnight.
  • Yukon’s acting chief medical officer has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in Whitehorse. There are currently 18 active cases of the virus in the territory, 15 of which are in its capital.
  • Nova Scotia is reporting one new COVID-19 related death as well as eight new cases Monday, as the active number of cases in the province drops to 124. New Brunswick is reporting one new case and Newfoundland and Labrador reports four new cases.
  • Manitoba reports 124 new cases and two more deaths.
  • Saskatchewan reported 55 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, along with one more death.
  • Any Albertan 18 and older who has received their first dose of vaccine can now enter a province-wide lottery to win $1 million. The province reported 115 new cases and one more death on Monday.
  • British Columbia will enter its second stage of reopening with five visitors allowed indoors and outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people. People will be allowed to travel freely inside the province. B.C. health officials on Monday reported 277 new cases over the past three days as well as four new deaths.
  • The province reported 115 new cases and one more death on Monday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,403,844+ cases with 25,945+ deaths and 1,360,244+ recoveries. There are 16,709+ active cases.
  • Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna.
  • Worldwide, there have been 176,029,125+ cases, 3,805,518+ deaths and 2,365,772,181+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90 per cent effective overall and preliminary data showed it was safe, the company said. The company says it plans to seek authorization for the shots in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere by the end of September and be able to produce up to 100 million doses a month by then.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant.

June 13

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 34 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,426. The death total is 585. There are 350 active cases and 26,491 recoveries. There are in 14 hospital with three in intensive care. There are 10 outbreaks. So far, 729,793 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 92,764 are fully vaccinated.
  • The head of the community association that covers Mooney’s Bay Park is applauding the city’s decision to close it two hours earlier than normal, at 9 p.m. for the next two weekends, saying the situation at the park is “out of control.” 
  • Ontario reported 530 new cases today. There have now been 539,683 cases. The province added seven more deaths for a total of 8,957. There are 373 in hospital with 426 in intensive care, 273 on a ventilator. There are 102 new cases in Toronto, 97 in Waterloo, 81 in Peel, 68 in Porcupine and 24 in Hamilton. There have been 525,125 cases resolved, up 763.
  • So far, there have been 11,208,867 vaccinations. There are 1,796,782 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 139,482 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,137 by the B1351 variant and 4,133 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 20,731 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,560,092. There are 5,846 test results pending.
  • There are 14 outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 23 in staff. So far, 3,963 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Step One of reopening which means patio dining is allowed again. As well outdoor gatherings can now include 10 people. Capacity for essential businesses is now 25 per cent and non-essential businesses can open to 15 per cent capacity. Religious services can now host people indoors to 15 per cent of capacity.
  • The Ontario government will allow those who received an initial dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to get a follow-up shot after eight weeks instead now 12.
  • Quebec is reporting 151 new cases for a total of 372,989. So far, there have been 359,981 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,172 deaths, up two. There are 215 in hospital, 58 in intensive care. The province completed 18,837 tests on June 11. So far,  6,711,682 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,086,249 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been five new cases reported today for a total of 12,368. There have been 214 deaths. There are 105 active cases and 12,049 recoveries. There are three in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 304,520 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is giving health-care staff in oncology departments an ultimatum: either get vaccinated or be subject to three COVID-19 tests per week. The new rule comes after at least four patients died following a coronavirus outbreak in the cancer ward of Fleurimont Hospital, located in Sherbrooke. A total of 17 patients tested positive. Two of them were treated in intensive care.
  • Premier François Legault condemned a rowdy gathering at a cannabis shop in Kanesatake west of Montreal and said he had asked the Sûreté du Québec to issue tickets to offenders.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,402,787+ cases with 25,875+ deaths and 1,353,021+ recoveries. There are 20,377 active cases.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged 13 million surplus vaccines to help the world get immunized against COVID-19 as he and other G7 leaders wrapped up a weekend summit in Britain dominated by the pandemic, climate change and China. Canada previously said it would offer up to 100 million vaccine doses to help poorer countries beat back the global pandemic, but was the only country from the G7 to not say how many of those would be actual shots rather than money.
  • G7 leaders have pledged one billion doses to the fight against COVID-19.
  • The head of the World Health Organization welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements from the G7, but said “we need more, and we need them faster.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in order to do this, 11 billion doses of the vaccines are needed.
  • Worldwide, there have been 175,872,839+ cases, 3,799,533+ deaths and 2,342,503,602+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 12

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 13 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,392. The death total is 585, up one. There are 354 active cases and 26,453 recoveries. There are in 18 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 11 outbreaks. So far, 729,793 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 92,764 are fully vaccinated.
  • Mayor Jim Watson says Ottawa pharmacies will receive thousands of additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine, as the Ontario government accelerates the timeline to receive second doses.
  • Ontario reported 502 new cases today. There have now been 539,153 cases. The province added 15 more deaths for a total of 8,950. There are 447 in hospital with 422 in intensive care, 277 on a ventilator. There are 89 new cases in Toronto, 71 in Peel, 51 in Waterloo, 37 in York Region and 31 in Durham. There have been 524,362 cases resolved, up 830.
  • So far, there have been 11,022,452 vaccinations. There are 1,667,761 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 138,697 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,134 by the B1351 variant and 4,124 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 24,099 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,539,361. There are 10,338 test results pending.
  • There are 14 outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 23 in staff. So far, 3,962 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Step One of reopening which means patio dining is allowed again. As well outdoor gatherings can now include 10 people. Capacity for essential businesses is now 25 per cent and non-essential businesses can open to 15 per cent capacity. Religious services can now host people indoors to 15 per cent of capacity.
  • The Ontario government will allow those who received an initial dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to get a follow-up shot after eight weeks instead now 12.
  • The mayor of Peterborough, Ont., Diane Therrien, did not contravene her municipality’s code of conduct when she called a group of anti-lockdown advocates a “travelling clown convention” that should “stay TF home,” according to the city’s integrity commissioner.
  • Quebec is reporting 182 new cases for a total of 372,838. So far, there have been 359,698 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,170 deaths, up three. There are 227 in hospital, 59 in intensive care. The province completed 20,329 tests on June 10. So far, 6,609,006 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,086,249 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 23 new cases reported today for a total of 12,363. There have been 214 deaths. There are 114 active cases and 12,035 recoveries. There are three in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 298,063 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,401,006+ cases with 25,866+ deaths and 1,352,258+ recoveries. There are 20,377 active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 175,421,831+ cases, 3,787,813+ deaths and 2,312,534,138+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 11

  • Ontario reported 574 new cases today. There have now been 538,651 cases. The province added four more deaths for a total of 8,935. There are 489 in hospital with 440 in intensive care, 292 on a ventilator. There are 109 new cases in Toronto, 84 in Peel, 79 in Waterloo, 51 in Porcupine and 31 in Hamilton. There have been 523,532 cases resolved, up 850.
  • So far, there have been 10,827,420 vaccinations. There are 1,533,742 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 137,307 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,128 by the B1351 variant and 4,099 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 28,949 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,515,262. There are 10,953 test results pending.
  • There are 16 outbreaks in long term care residence with 19 resident cases, 24 in staff. So far, 3,962 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Step One of reopening which means patio dining is allowed again. As well outdoor gatherings can now include 10 people. Capacity for essential businesses is now 25 per cent and non-essential businesses can open to 15 per cent capacity. Religious services can now host people indoors to 15 per cent of capacity.
  • Ottawa’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Vera Etches, is encouraging residents to continue following COVID-19 protocols, including maintaining two metres distance from people outside your household and wearing a mask when distancing is not possible.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 20 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,379. The death total is 584. There are 363 active cases and 26,397 recoveries. There are in 21 hospital with three in intensive care. There are 13 outbreaks. So far, 704,440 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 81,900 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 180 new cases for a total of 372,656. So far, there have been 359,421 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,167 deaths, up one. There are 244 in hospital, 59 in intensive care. The province completed 22,726 tests on June 9. So far, 6,513,823 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,086,249 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 12 new cases reported today for a total of 12,340. There have been 214 deaths. There are 105 active cases and 12,009 recoveries. There are three in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 292,218 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Nova Scotia reports eight cases and one more death today.
  • Another two Manitobans have died and health officials say 223 new infections have been identified.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,399,028+ cases with 25,848+ deaths and 1,351,428+ recoveries. There are 20,377 active cases.
  • Canada will commit to sharing up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The announcement will be made at the G7 summit in the U.K.
  • Worldwide, there have been 174,940,496+ cases, 3,775,180+ deaths and 2,262,097,228+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 10

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 25 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,359. However, there was one new death reported for a total of 584. There are 378 active cases and 26,397 recoveries. There are in 24 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 15 outbreaks. So far, 704,440 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 81,900 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson wants border restrictions between Ontario and Quebec ended. He says they strain police resources and never made sense given the integrated nature of the National Capital Region. The border is closed until June 16 for non-essential travel.
  • Ontario reported 590 new cases today. There have now been 538,077 cases. The province added 11 more deaths for a total of 8,931. There are 516 in hospital with 450 in intensive care, 291 on a ventilator. There are 130 new cases in Peel, 114 in Toronto, 61 in Waterloo, 38 in Hamilton and 32 in York Region. There have been 522,682 cases resolved, up 939.
  • So far, there have been 10,627,469 vaccinations. There are 1,399,776 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 136,117 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,128 by the B1351 variant and 4,098 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 31,423 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,486,313. There are 12,428 test results pending.
  • There are 17 outbreaks in long term care residence with 35 resident cases, 38 in staff. So far, 3,962 residents have died.
  • Some Ontarians who live in one of seven regions where the Delta variant of concern is spreading will be able to book a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Monday, those who got a first shot of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9, and live in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Halton Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and Porcupine can start trying to get a second shot.
  • Modelling released today suggests that the Delta variant will be the dominant form of the virus in the province by mid-summer.
  • Quebec is reporting 189 new cases for a total of 372,476. So far, there have been 359,104 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,166 deaths, up two. There are 251 in hospital, 64 in intensive care. The province completed 24,652 tests on June 8. So far, 6,398,048 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,086,249 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 21 new cases reported today for a total of 12,328. There have been 214 deaths. There are 96 active cases and 11,997 recoveries. There are four in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 286,735 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Manitoba’s public health officials say six more Manitobans have died with COVID-19 – the majority linked to variants of concern or COVID-19 outbreaks. The province also reported 251 cases on Thursday.
  • Manitoba has also laid out its reopening plan which focuses on scaling back public health orders as vaccination levels rise over the course of the summer. Reopening is tied immunization targets, so if more than 70 per cent of all Manitobans age 12 and older have received their first vaccine dose and over 25 per cent have received their second dose by Canada Day, businesses, services and facilities can open at 25 per cent capacity or greater levels.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,396,798+ cases with 25,843+ deaths and 1,350,578+ recoveries. There are 20,377 active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 174,567,430+ cases, 3,764,439+ deaths and 2,240,334,940+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 9

  • Ottawa Public Health says there were no new cases of COVID-19 today. In fact OPH withdrew one previously reported case for a total of 27,334. However, there was one new death reported for a total of 583 deaths. There are 400 active cases and 26,351 recoveries. There are in 25 hospital with five in intensive care. There are 17 outbreaks. So far, 704,440 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 81,900 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 411 new cases today. There have now been 537,487 cases. The province added 33 more deaths, including 11 deaths that occurred in April/May that are now being recorded as part of a data review, for a total of 8,920. There are 571 in hospital with 466 in intensive care, 314 on a ventilator. There are 97 new cases in Toronto, 72 in Peel, 35 in Waterloo, 26 in York Region and 25 in Hamilton. There have been 521,743 cases resolved, up 932.
  • So far, there have been 10,445,119 vaccinations. There are 1,282,676 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 134,608 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,125 by the B1351 variant and 4,073 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 30,456 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,454,884. There are 15,135 test results pending.
  • There are 19 outbreaks in long term care residence with 35 resident cases, 40 in staff. So far, 3,962 residents have died.
  • Quebec is reporting 178 new cases for a total of 372,287. So far, there have been 358,849 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,164 deaths, up eight. There are 257 in hospital, 60 in intensive care. The province completed 25,054 tests on June 7. So far, 6,309,860 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,064,549 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been seven new cases reported today for a total of 12,307. There have been 214 deaths. There are 103 active cases and 11,983 recoveries. There are four in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 281,203 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • The province says students can graduate outdoors together and attend proms starting July 8, two weeks after all eligible students who want a jab will have received one dose of vaccine.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting two new cases of COVID-19.
  • Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases and 20 recoveries on Wednesday, as the active number of cases in the province drops to 164.
  • Manitoba is doling out $1.9 million in cash and scholarships as a way to encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The province is reporting 250 new cases and two more deaths.
  • Saskatchewan reports 57 cases and one more death.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,395,410+ cases with 25,791+ deaths and 1,348,080+ recoveries. There are 21,539 active cases.
  • The federal government is allowing fully vaccinated Canadians to return home by air to avoid quarantine in designated hotels. The individuals will have to have a test and stay at home until a negative result is reached.
  • Worldwide, there have been 174,080,755+ cases, 3,749,667+ deaths and 2,204,144,452+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The United States has reached an agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech to buy 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to distribute to 100 countries around the world.
  • bill introduced in the United States Congress aims to create pressure to reopen the Canada-U.S. border to international travel.

June 8

  • Ontario reported 469 new cases today. There have now been 537,076 cases. The province added 18 more deaths for a total of 8,887. There are 621 in hospital with 481 in intensive care, 305 on a ventilator. There are 182 new cases in Toronto, 76 in Peel, 40 in the Porcupine Health Unit Region and 30 in Durham. There have been 520,811 cases resolved, up 1,010.
  • So far, there have been 10,267,613 vaccinations. There are 1,174,330 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 133,706 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,097 by the B1351 variant and 4,009 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 17,579 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,424,428. There are 14,160 test results pending.
  • There are 20 outbreaks in long term care residence with 40 resident cases, 45 in staff. So far, 3,960 residents have died.
  • Public health limits on gatherings have been suspended in London to allow a vigil to honour four members of the city’s Muslim community killed in what has been called an act of terror committed by. 20 year old man. Premier Doug Ford, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh are among those expected to attend.
  • Ottawa Public Health reported 15 new cases for a total of 27,335. There have been 582 deaths. There are 449 active cases and 26,304 recoveries. There are in 25 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 17 outbreaks. So far, 679,738 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 72,936 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is calling on the Ontario government to send 40,000 doses of vaccine as soon as possible to deal with the demand created when second doses were accelerated.
  • Quebec is reporting 150 new cases for a total of 372,109. So far, there have been 358,553 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,156 deaths, up four. There are 263 in hospital, 60 in intensive care. The province completed 15,101 tests on June 6. So far, 6,220,734 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 7,015,409 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 17 new cases reported today for a total of 12,300. There have been 214 deaths. There are 112 active cases and 11,957 recoveries. There are three in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 277,250 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Quebec says that students can remove face masks during heat waves.
  • Manitoba reports 237 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on Tuesday. A new secure immunization card confirming full immunization will mean Manitobans with two shots can travel within Canada without quarantining on their return, and enjoy expanded visits at hospitals and personal care homes, Manitoba’s premier says.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,394,767+ cases with 25,699+ deaths and 1,346,888+ recoveries. There are 26,571 active cases.
  • The federal government is reportedly eyeing ways to reopen the Canada-U.S. border. The border remains closed to non-essential travel until at least June 21. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that the easing of travel restrictions and quarantine rules will apply to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Worldwide, there have been 173,700,661+ cases, 3,739,274+ deaths and 2,168,625,182+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 7

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 19 new cases for a total of 27,320. There have been 582 deaths, up three. There are 491 active cases and 26,247 recoveries. There are in 25 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 17 outbreaks. So far, 679,738 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 72,936 are fully vaccinated.
  • Due to the high volume of people accessing the provincial booking system and call centre for COVID-19 vaccine appointments today, some residents may experience issues or delays while trying to book, Ottawa Public Health says. Problems accessing the appointments website are happening across the province.
  • Ontario reported 525 new cases today. There have now been 536,607 cases. The province added 15 more deaths for a total of 8,869. There are 547 in hospital with 497 in intensive care, 339 on a ventilator. There are 114 new cases in Toronto, 95 in Peel, 51 in Waterloo, 40 in Durham and 34 in York Region. There have been 519,801 cases resolved, up 941.
  • So far, there have been 10,109,404 vaccinations. There are 1,086,805 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 132,696 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,097 by the B1351 variant and 3,979 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 15,177 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,406,849. There are 5,724 test results pending.
  • There are 27 outbreaks in long term care residence with 41 resident cases, 71 in staff. So far, 3,958 residents have died.
  • Ontario chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams says public health information shows the Delta variant is already been circulating “fairly widely” in some areas, such as Peel Region and parts of Toronto, with up to 30 per cent of cases being the Delta strain in mid-May.
  • Ontario is opening up second vaccine dose appointments to those 70 and up.
  • The province will now enter phase one of reopening on June 11, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced.
  • Quebec is reporting 193 new cases for a total of 371,960. So far, there have been 358,221 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,152 deaths, up three. There are 265 in hospital, 58 in intensive care. The province completed 15,755  tests on June 5. So far, 6,153,771 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,518,159 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 16 new cases reported today for a total of 12,283. There have been 214 deaths. There are 117 active cases and 11,936 recoveries. There are six in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 274,629 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Quebec is opening up second dose appointments for those 80 and up.
  • Nova Scotia reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
  • Only 70.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and lifting of restrictions will be delayed, the chief medical officer of health announced Monday. The province reported one new case Monday.
  • Manitoba public health officials announced 169 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Monday.
  • Saskatchewan recorded 68 new cases and 119 recoveries along with three more deaths.
  • Alberta reported 127 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with two more deaths.
  • B.C. health officials signalled Monday that the end of the province’s emergency response to COVID-19 is in sight as they announced 481 new cases over the weekend and 12 more deaths.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,393,371+ cases with 25,662+ deaths and 1,334,952+ recoveries. There are 27,787 active cases.
  • Moderna has applied to Health Canada for authorization to give their vaccine to teens aged 12 to 17.
  • Worldwide, there have been 173,353,458+ cases, 3,730,307+ deaths and 2,134,713,267+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 6

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 36 new cases for a total of 27,301. There have been 579 deaths, up two. There are 523 active cases and 26,199 recoveries. There are in 24 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 16 outbreaks. So far, 641,296 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 63,444 are fully vaccinated.
  • The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), Ottawa’s two biggest school boards say they will go ahead with virtual graduation ceremonies. “At this point, we do not see it as feasible to have 200-300 students outdoors for a graduation ceremony,” the OCSB said in a statement.
  • Ontario reported 663 new cases today. There have now been 536,082 cases. The province added 10 more deaths for a total of 8,854. There are 545 in hospital with 510 in intensive care, 344 on a ventilator. There are 115 new cases in Toronto, 112 in Peel, 59 in Niagara and 47 in York Region. There have been 518,860 cases resolved, up 1,222.
  • So far, there have been 9,992,575 vaccinations. There are 1,031,520 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 131,991 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,076 by the B1351 variant and 3,740 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 22,635 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,391,672. There are 7,049 test results pending.
  • There are 26 outbreaks in long term care residence with 40 resident cases, 69 in staff. So far, 3,956 residents have died.
  • Quebec is reporting 179 new cases for a total of 371,767. So far, there have been 357,867  recoveries. There has been a total of 11,149 deaths. There are 274 in hospital, 61 in intensive care. The province completed 20,345  tests on June 4. So far, 6,085,750 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,518,159 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 12 new cases reported today for a total of 12,267. There have been 214 deaths. There are 117 active cases and 11,936 recoveries. There are six in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 274,629 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,391,174+ cases with 25,644+ deaths and 1,334,011+ recoveries. There are 27,787 active cases.
  • The federal government will issue a travel exemption to allow the winner of the NHL’s all-Canadian North Division and an American counterpart to cross the border during the third and final rounds of the playoffs.
  • Worldwide, there have been 173,147,311+ cases, 3,725,022+ deaths and 2,108,082,343+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 5

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 31 new cases for a total of 27,265. There have been 577 deaths, up three. There are 533 active cases and 26,155 recoveries. There are in 25 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 22 outbreaks. So far, 641,296 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 63,444 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 744 new cases today. There have now been 535,419 cases. The province added 24 more deaths for a total of 8,844. There are 625 in hospital with 516 in intensive care, 362 on a ventilator. There are 181 new cases in Toronto, 123 in Peel, 61 in Hamilton, 51 in the Region of Waterloo, 48 in York Region and 48 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 517,638 cases resolved, up 1,242.
  • So far, there have been 9,834,182 vaccinations. There are 963,257 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 131,123 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 1,035 by the B1351 variant and 3,263 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 27,819 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,369,037. There are 12,320 test results pending.
  • There are 26 outbreaks in long term care residence with 40 resident cases, 69 in staff. So far, 3,956 residents have died.
  • Quebec is reporting 228 new cases for a total of 371,589. So far, there have been 357,425 recoveries. There has been four more deaths, raising the total to 11,150. There are 283 in hospital, 64 in intensive care. The province completed 22,961  tests on June 3. So far, 6,011,291 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,518,159 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 11 new cases reported today for a total of 12,255. There have been 214 deaths. There are 136 active cases and 11,905 recoveries. There are six in hospital. One person is in intensive care. So far, 272,778 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,389,508+ cases with 25,644+ deaths and 1,334,011+ recoveries. There are 27,787 active cases.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada says the B1617 delta variant of concern is now evident in all ten provinces. The strain is also confirmed as the source of an outbreak I. Newfoundland that has 60 active cases. Experts say it is likely spreading undetected.
  • Justin Trudeau will quarantine in an Ottawa hotel after he returns from the G7 leaders meeting  in London, Eng., June 11 to 13.
  • Worldwide, there have been 172,652,763+ cases, 3,714,142+ deaths and 2,074,276,594+ vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • A U.K. study shows vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic disease from the delta variant is similar after two doses compared to the B117 alpha variant that is dominant in the U.K. and Canada. The study found that, for the period from 5 April to 16 May the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 88 per cent effective against symptomatic disease from the delta variant two weeks after the second dose, compared to 93 per cent effectiveness against the alpha variant. It also found that two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were 60 per cent effective against symptomatic disease from delta compared to 66 per cent effectiveness against alpha.
  • Both vaccines were 33 per cent effective against symptomatic disease from delta, three weeks after the first dose compared to around 50 per cent effectiveness against the alpha variant.

June 4

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 55 new cases for a total of 27,234. There have been 574 deaths. There are 558 active cases and 26,102 recoveries. There are in 27 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 25 outbreaks. So far, 641,296 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 63,444 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 914 new cases today. There have now been 534,675 cases. The province added 19 more deaths for a total of 8,820. There are 687 in hospital with 522 in intensive care, 311 on a ventilator. There are 214 new cases in Toronto, 169 in Peel, 69 in Durham, 59 in Hamilton and 57 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 516,396 cases resolved, up 1,397.
  • So far, there have been 9,661,327 vaccinations. There are 896,065 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 129,807 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 972 by the B1351 variant and 2,967 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 32,258 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,341,218. There are 14,107 test results pending.
  • There are 26 outbreaks in long term care residence with 39 resident cases, 77 in staff. So far, 3,953 residents have died.
  • Ontario is once again urging the federal government to impose tighter controls on international borders as the threat from the delta virus variant first identified in India grows larger.
  • Ontarians who received Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have the choice to book a second dose of the same vaccine or an mRNA vaccine like Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna starting today.
  • Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is urging the province to priorize hot spot areas for second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. “Peel is only receiving nine per cent of the province’s vaccines, yet we represent more than 20 per cent of all cases in Ontario,” Crombie said at a news conference Thursday.
  • Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot said Peel Region is already receiving a large allocation of doses, second only to Toronto and that the region is able to direct the doses to hot spot neighbourhoods if it chooses to. She also said the government is considering changes to the second dose rollout strategy to lower the age threshold for rebooking.
  • Quebec is reporting 279 new cases for a total of 371,361. So far, there have been 356,998 recoveries. There has been four more deaths, raising the total to 11,148. There are 307 in hospital, 67 in intensive care. The province completed 24,768 tests on June 2. So far, 5,906,696 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,509,059 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there has been 11 new cases reported today for a total of 12,244. There have been 214 deaths. There are 171 active cases and 11,848 recoveries. There are seven in hospital. There are no patients in intensive care. So far, 270,422 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries on Friday, as active cases in the province fall to 251.
  • Manitoba announced 329 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths on Friday. They deaths are linked to the B117 variant first identified in the U.K. and now referred to as the alpha variant.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,388,648+ cases with 25,636+ deaths and 1,334,011+ recoveries. There are 29,272 active cases.
  • The prime minister announced that Canada will receive more than two million. doses of Pfizer vaccine every week through August. The country has also purchased a further three million doses that will land in September. He said the country now leads the G20 nations with the highest percentage of the eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose at 65 per cent.
  • Canada is expecting to receive 1.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine the week of June 14.
  • As the country locked down to confront a third wave of COVID-19, employment in Canada fell by 68,000 (-0.4 per cent) in May, adding to a decline of 207,000 in April. The unemployment rate was little changed at 8.2 per cent, Statistics Canada says. In addition to the employment declines, the number of employed people working less than half their usual hours increased for a second consecutive month, rising by 83,000. Total hours worked were virtually unchanged in the month, but remained 3.8 per cent below pre-pandemic levels.
  • Worldwide, there have been 172,226,125+ cases, 3,703,470+ deaths and 2,036,644,776+ vaccine doses have been delivered.

June 3

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 40 new cases for a total of 27,179. There have been 574 deaths, up two. There are 560 active cases and 26,045 recoveries. There are in 29 hospital with four in intensive care. There are 25 outbreaks. So far, 615,856 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 55,989 are fully vaccinated.
  • Issues with the provincial booking system have been resolved and bookings for the COVID-19 vaccine have resumed, Ottawa Public Health says. Residents age 80 and up who do not have a second dose appointment booked will be contacted directly by Ottawa Public Health.
  • Ontario reported 870 new cases today. There have now been 533,761 cases. The province added 10 more deaths for a total of 8,801. There are 729 in hospital with 546 in intensive care, 317 on a ventilator. There are 225 new cases in Toronto, 167 in Peel and 49 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 514,999 cases resolved, up 1,563.
  • So far, there have been 9,493,005 vaccinations. There are 834,981 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 128,559 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 954 by the B1351 variant and 2,921 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 34,277 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,308,960. There are 15,700 test results pending.
  • There are 25 outbreaks in long term care residence with 43 resident cases, 74 in staff. So far, 3,951 residents have died.
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, the medical officer of health for Peel Region in suburban Toronto, says that cases of B.1.617, the variant first identified in India, are “quickly replacing” B.1.117 as the most prevalent form of the virus in Peel. There are 97 known cases of B.1.617 in Peel Region; some acquired through community spread, and that modelling data shows an impending surge. “Preliminary data suggests that … within one month, the delta variant will be the dominant strain in our region, with the rest of Ontario weeks behind.”
  • Dr. David Williams, in one of his last updates as Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, is warning that a recent rise in new daily cases is causing a concern about opening up the province more quickly that had been hoped. The first stage of opening is to start June 14. Williams retires June 26. While per cent positivity decreased to 2.8 per cent, Williams said the data shows there’s a possibility of 900 cases on Friday.
  • As of June 9, residents of long-term care in Ontario who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can leave their homes for day and overnight trips. 
  • Quebec is reporting 267 new cases for a total of 371,082. So far, there have been 356,582 recoveries. There has been six more deaths, raising the total to 11,144. There are 317 in hospital, 68 in intensive care. The province completed 29,054 tests on June 1. So far, 5,808,464 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,427,659 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been six new cases reported today for a total of 12,233. There have been 214 deaths. There are 168 active cases and 11,845 recoveries. There are 10 in hospital. There are no patients in intensive care. So far, 268,397 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Quebec is shortening wait times for second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from 16 to eight weeks and allowing certain age groups to begin rescheduling their next shot. Those 80 and up can book new appointments June 7, 75 and up on June 8, 70 and up June 9, 65 and up June 10, 60 and up June 11, 55 and up June 14, 50 and up June 15, 45 and up June 16, 40 and up June 17, 35 and up June 18, 30 and up June 21, 25 and up June 22 and those 18 and up June 23. With the revamped vaccination campaign, approximately three million second doses could be rescheduled.
  • By Thursday, Quebec will have reached the target of 75 per cent of the population vaccinated with one dose three weeks early. 
  • New data from the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) shows that Montreal and Laval, two of the cities in Quebec most affected by COVID-19 infections, have have some of the lowest vaccination rates, according to data from the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ). In Montreal North, one of the poorest parts of Quebec, the vaccination rate is 43.8 per cent. The rate of COVID-19 contamination is 8,545 cases per 100,000 residents there, the second highest in Quebec. 
  • Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador today. 
  • New Brunswick recorded another COVID-related death Thursday and 16 new cases.
  • Nova Scotia is reporting the province’s youngest COVID-19 related death, a man in his 30s, along with 25 new cases on Thursday. The active number of cases drops to 273.
  • Manitoba reported 360 new cases and five deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday. The province has set aside $1 million for grants of up to $20,000 that groups can use to reach out to people hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. A second ICU patient from Manitoba that was transferred to Ontario has died. The woman in her 50s had been in ICU since May 23. On Wednesday, three more COVID patients were sent to Ontario hospitals and three patients were returned.
  • Saskatchewan reported 131 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and two additional deaths.
  • Since Jan. 1, 96 per cent of Alberta’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were in individuals who were either unvaccinated or still within the two-week window after receiving their first dose, where their immunity hadn’t built up. Only 0.2 per cent of people contracted COVID-19 after that two-week window.
  • As well. between Jan. 1 and June 2, there were 706 deaths due to COVID-19 in Alberta. About 88 per cent of those were unvaccinated, or had been diagnosed within that two-week period.
  • Alberta reported 296 cases over the previous 24 hours. Five additional deaths were reported.
  • B.C. has recorded 199 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours — the third day in a row that the province recorded daily new case numbers below 200. Two more people in B.C. have died. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,387,455+ cases with 25,612+ deaths and 1,330,389+ recoveries. There are 29,272 active cases.
  • The prime minister says he supports an investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 virus, including consideration of the possibility that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, China.
  • The federal government is proposing to help businesses rebuild their work force through a new initiative called the Canada Recovery Hiring Program which would provide eligible employers with a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of incremental remuneration paid to eligible active employees between June 6 and Nov. 20.
  • Worldwide, there have been 171,746,400+ cases, 3,693,280+ deaths and 2,002,891,049+ vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • The United States will share 25 million doses of vaccines with the world with nearly six million doses targeted towards “regional priorities and partner recipients,” including Canada and Mexico.

June 2

  • Ottawa Public Health reported 42 new cases for a total of 27,139. There have been 572 deaths, up two. There are 598 active cases and 25,969 recoveries. There are in 32 hospital with six in intensive care. There are 24 outbreaks. So far, 615,856 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 55,989 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 733 new cases today. There have now been 532,891 cases. The province added 25 more deaths for a total of 8,791. There are 708 in hospital with 576 in intensive care, 345 on a ventilator. There are 207 new cases in Toronto, 144 in Peel, 52 in York Region and 50 in Durham. There have been 513,436 cases resolved, up 1,733.
  • So far, there have been 9,342,121 vaccinations. There are 781,163 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 127,645 cases of infection by the B1117 variant, 952 by the B1351 variant and 2,911 by the P1 variant.
  • Ontario completed 31,768 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,274,683. There are 18,999 test results pending.
  • There are 28 outbreaks in long term care residence with 45 resident cases, 92 in staff. So far, 3,951 residents have died.
  • Ontario’s stay at home order ends today but the province remains under strict lockdown restrictions until the first phase of the reopening beginning in mid-June. 
  • Premier Doug Ford ruled out a return to in-class learning today citing concerns about a possible spread of the COVID-19 variant of concern first identified in India. Ontario has seen 332 cases of infection by this variant, known as B1617. The premier did say graduation ceremonies could go ahead outdoors and properly distanced.
  • Quebec is reporting 288 new cases for a total of 370,815. So far, there have been 356,202 recoveries. There has been five more deaths, raising the total to 11,138. There are 340 in hospital, 77 in intensive care. The province completed 27,305 tests on May 31. So far, 5,719,839 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 6,427,659 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been eight new cases reported today for a total of 12,227. There have been 214 deaths. There are 184 active cases and 11,821 recoveries. There are nine in hospital. There are no patients in intensive care. So far, 263,753 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais. Residents of Gatineau and the Outaouais are now allowed to leave the house after 9:30 p.m. or sit on a restaurant patio for dinner, as Quebec begins to relax the COVID-19 restrictions. The region is now in the “orange-alert” level of the province’s pandemic framework, which will allow, among other things, indoor dining to resume and gyms to reopen. 
  • Quebec is reporting a ninth person has experienced vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. The woman is recovering at home.
  • Manitoba marks 267 new COVID-19 cases, along with six more deaths. Alberta says it can take ICU patients from Manitoba, joining Ontario and Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatchewan recorded 130 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Wednesday.
  • Alberta reported Wednesday 410 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths.
  • B.C. health officials announced 194 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Wednesday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,383,214+ cases with 25,566+ deaths and 1,326,484+ recoveries. There are 31,164 active cases.
  • A national vaccine injury compensation program was officially launched Tuesday, allowing Canadians who have experienced severe adverse reactions to an approved COVID-19 vaccine to apply for compensation. The Vaccine Injury Support program will provide financial support to those determined to have experienced a serious and permanent injury after receiving a Health Canada-authorized vaccine in Canada on or after Dec. 8, 2020.
  • Worldwide, there have been 171,269,117+ cases, 3,567,132+ deaths and 1,963,536,836+ vaccine doses have been delivered.

For COVID-19 information from June 1 to April 9, 2021, please see tracking-covid-19-april-9/