• Ontario reported 129 new cases today. There have now been 549,576 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,321 deaths, up five. There are 125 in hospital with 127 in intensive care, 81 on a ventilator. There are 37 new cases in Toronto, 22 in Peel Region and 12 in Hamilton. There have been 538,860 cases resolved, up 158.
  • So far, there have been 19,110,428 vaccinations in all. There are 8,702,111 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,412 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,492 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,142 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,921 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 13,644 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,490,501. There are 7,222 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 24 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,979 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be cleared for international travel as border measures lift.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting three new cases for a total of 27,785 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 42 active cases and 27,150 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,416,743 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 622,847 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 73 new cases for a total of 376,901. So far, there have been 364,858 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,240 deaths. There are 66 in hospital, 21 in intensive care. The province completed 10,106 tests on July 25. So far, 10,804,756 vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,589 cases so far, up two. There have been 215 deaths. There are 10 active cases and 12,364 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 492,935 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. The province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,427,342+ cases with 26,553+ deaths and 1,395,740+ recoveries. There are 5,049+ active cases.
  • Canada has enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country to fully vaccinate every eligible person over age 12, with more than 66 million doses received as of Tuesday.
  • Almost 90 per cent of reported cases Canada are among the unvaccinated. “Since the start of the vaccination campaign on Dec. 14, 2020, the majority (89.8 per cent) of cases being reported to PHAC were among those who were unvaccinated,” the country’s latest epidemiology report said.
  • Worldwide, there have been 194,941,199+ cases, 4,172,013+ deaths and 3,907,190,032+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The U.S. could see nearly four times the current rate of cases in the next four to six weeks as the Delta variant spreads and the population hits a wall on vaccinations, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. As well, the CDC is changing its masking guidance by recommending that vaccinated people in certain parts of the country resume wearing masks, and that everyone in K-12 schools wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. The U.S. has now seen 34,586,080+ cases and 611,221+ deaths.

COVID-19 by the numbers

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July 26

  • Ontario reported 119 new cases today. There have now been 549,447 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,316 deaths, up three. There are 96 in hospital with 131 in intensive care, 79 on a ventilator. There are 22 new cases in Toronto, 15 in Hamilton, 14 in the Region of Waterloo and 13 in Peel Region. There have been 538,702 cases resolved, up 137.
  • So far, there have been 19,018,393 vaccinations in all. There are 8,625,932 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,405 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,492 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,142 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,916 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 11,930 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,476,857. There are 3,558 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 27 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,979 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be cleared for international travel as border measures lift.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases for a total of 27,782 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 42 active cases and 27,147 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,416,743 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 622,847 are fully vaccinated.
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is reporting 298 new cases since July 23 for a total of 376,828. So far, there have been 364,774 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,240 deaths, up one. There are 67 in hospital, 20 in intensive care. The province completed 10,487 tests on July 24. So far, 10,728,198 vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,587 cases so far, up one. There have been 215 deaths. There are 13 active cases and 12,359 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 489,738 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. The province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • Nova Scotia and New Brunswick each report a new case of COVID-19 today.
  • Manitoba public health officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Monday.
  • The Saskatchewan Health Authority will shift its vaccination strategy away from mass sites and drive-thru sites to walk-in clinics at public venues including summer events, retail locations, powwows, provincial parks and recreation areas. The province announced 43 new cases on Monday, along with one more death.
  • Alberta added 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on July 23, 142 on July 24 and 94 on July 25, along with six more deaths.
  • B.C. health officials have announced 267 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death over the last three days. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,426,215+ cases with 26,547+ deaths and 1,395,031+ recoveries. There are 4,637+ active cases.
  • A new Angus Reid poll reveals that three-quarters of those surveyed say significant change is needed in Canada’s long term care system; only one-in-five believe it will happen. And 55 per cent of Canadians say they would accept a tax increase to fund improvements.
  • A new Ipsos poll has found that, for the first time since the start, the pandemic is no longer the top issue on most Canadians’ minds. Global News has more.
  • Worldwide, there have been 194,354,288+ cases, 4,163,220+ deaths and 3,867,137,252+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” because of concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases.

July 25

  • Ontario reported 172 new cases today. There have now been 549,328 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,313 deaths, up two. There are 88 in hospital with 127 in intensive care, 81 on a ventilator. There are 48 new cases in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, 11 in Durham Region and 11 in Hamilton. There have been 538,565 cases resolved, up 144.
  • So far, there have been 18,952,473 vaccinations in all. There are 8,569,752 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,386 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,492 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,142 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,913 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 13,902 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,464,927. There are 3,991 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 27 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,978 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting one new case for a total of 27,775 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 44 active cases and 27,138 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,399,906 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 608,764 are fully vaccinated.
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,425,987+ cases with 26,544+ deaths and 1,394,828+ recoveries. There are 4,615+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 194,009,282+ cases, 4,156,725+ deaths and 3,841,237,889+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 24

  • Ontario reported 170 new cases today. There have now been 549,156 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,311 deaths, up three. There are 125 in hospital with 132 in intensive care, 86 on a ventilator. There are 44 new cases in Toronto, 26 in Peel Region, 17 in Hamilton, 15 in the Region of Waterloo and 13 in Grey Bruce. There have been 538,421 cases resolved, up 150.
  • So far, there have been 18,848,661 vaccinations in all. There are 8,480,761 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,255 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,489 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,140 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,897 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 19,131 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,451,025. There are 5,325 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 27 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,978 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting six new cases for a total of 27,774 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 43 active cases and 27,138 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,399,906 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 608,764 are fully vaccinated.
  • OPH says a slight increase in cases since Ontario’s Step 3 reopening is expected, but is urging people not to let up on testing and safety measures — even if they’re fully vaccinated. OPH is encouraging Ottawans with their first and second doses to get tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms of the respiratory illness.
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,425,711+ cases with 26,539+ deaths and 1,394,616+ recoveries. There are 4,556+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 193,165,622+ cases, 4,143,105+ deaths and 3,809,528,349+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 23

  • Ontario reported 192 new cases today. There have now been 548,986 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,308 deaths, up one. There are 137 in hospital with 136 in intensive care, 84 on a ventilator. There are 43 new cases in Toronto, 25 in Peel Region, 18 in York Region, 18 in the Region of Waterloo, 11 in Durham Region and 11 in Hamilton. There have been 538,271 cases resolved, up 147.
  • So far, there have been 18,724,400 vaccinations in all. There are 8,375,133 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,148 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,485 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,130 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,885 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 19,757 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,431,894. There are 6,580 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 28 resident cases, 13 staff. So far, 3,978 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases for a total of 27,768 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 41 active cases and 27,134 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,399,906 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 608,764 are fully vaccinated.
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is reporting 101 new cases for a total of 376,530. So far, there have been 364,539 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,238 deaths, up three. There are 71 in hospital, 21 in intensive care. The province completed 14,363 tests on July 20. So far, 10,407,216 vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,586 cases so far, up three. There have been 215 deaths. There are 16 active cases and 12,355 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 474,732 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,425,097+ cases with 26,526+ deaths and 1,394,060+ recoveries. There are 4,511+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 192,489,618+ cases, 4,134,432+ deaths and 3,746,414,242+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 22

  • Ontario reported 185 new cases today. There have now been 548,794 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,307 deaths, up seven. There are 140 in hospital with 141 in intensive care, 84 on a ventilator. There are 22 new cases in Grey Bruce, 18 in Toronto, 17 in Hamilton, 13 in Peel Region and 13 in the Region of Waterloo. There have been 538,124 cases resolved, up 149.
  • So far, there have been 18,604,169 vaccinations in all. There are 8,272,485 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 145,021 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,479 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,096 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,754 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 19,599 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,412,137. There are 7,380 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 28 resident cases, 13 staff. So far, 3,978 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting nine new cases today for a total of 27,761 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 34 active cases and 27,134 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,387,650 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 598,642 are fully vaccinated.
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is reporting 99 new cases since last report on July 15 for a total of 376,429. So far, there have been 364,494 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,239 deaths, up one. There are 67 in hospital, 21 in intensive care. The province completed 14,917 tests on July 21. So far, 10,503,950 vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,586 cases so far, up three. There have been 215 deaths. There are 16 active cases and 12,355 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 479,523 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,425,097+ cases with 26,526+ deaths and 1,394,060+ recoveries. There are 4,511+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 192,763,112+ cases, 4,139,486+ deaths and 3,771,974,255+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 21

  • Ontario reported 135 new cases today. There have now been 548,609 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,300 deaths, up four. There are 139 in hospital with 145 in intensive care, 70 on a ventilator. There are 26 new cases in Toronto, 16 in Peel Region, 13 in Durham Region, 12 in the Region of Waterloo and 10 in Middlesex-London. There have been 537,975 cases resolved, up 151.
  • So far, there have been 18,479,003 vaccinations in all. There are 8,165,247 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,922 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,474 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 5,027 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,693 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 20,750 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,392,538. There are 7,379 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 24 resident cases, 12 staff. So far, 3,978 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, says he would like to see 90 per cent of the eligible population immunized as Delta variant cases rise. Moore says there are 2.5 million eligible for the vaccine who have not received it.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases today for a total of 27,752 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 25 active cases and 27,134 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,387,650 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 598,642 are fully vaccinated.
  • After nearly sixteen months, Mayor Jim Watson says the municipal state of emergency in the City of Ottawa will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The city’s mandatory mask bylaw will not be renewed when it expires on Aug. 26. 
  • More than half of Ottawa’s community vaccination clinics will shut down as the city starts winding down its mass vaccination program. Five clinics will remain open: Eva James Memorial Community Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B, Ottawa City Hall, Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA and the Queensway Carleton Hospital (which has a plan to close on July 30). Shots will still be available at pharmacies, doctors offices, as well as pop-ups with a focus on priority neighbourhoods and targeted populations.
  • Quebec is reporting 103 new cases since last report on July 15 for a total of 376,519. So far, there have been 364,594 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,235 deaths. There are 72 in hospital, 21 in intensive care. The province completed 14,885 tests on July 19. So far, 10,301,440 vaccine doses have been delivered.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,587 cases so far, up one. There have been 215 deaths. There are 15 active cases and 12,357 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 469,540 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with three recoveries, as the active number of cases in the province rises to 11. Two of the cases are among the crew of the Navy frigate HMCS Halifax. There are no other new cases in Atlantic Canada.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,424,220+ cases with 26,508+ deaths and 1,393,117+ recoveries. There are 4,595+ active cases.
  • Rogers Communications Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by a pick up in advertisement sales and as its cable business benefited from a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and entertainment. The company’s total revenue rose to $3.58 billion (US$2.82 billion) in the quarter ended June 30, compared with analysts’ average estimates of $3.56 billion.
  • Worldwide, there have been 191,590,043+ cases, 4,121,477+ deaths and 3,920,542,277+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The U.S. says it will extend its land border restrictions until Aug. 21, days after the Canadian government announced it would permit fully vaccinated American tourists to enter the country for on Aug. 9. A notice posted to the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says the threat of COVID-19 transmission remains too high.

July 20

  • Ontario reported 127 new cases today. There have now been 548,474 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,296 deaths, up two. There are 145 in hospital with 149 in intensive care, 98 on a ventilator. There are 34 new cases in Toronto, 17 in the Region of Waterloo, 14 in York Region, 10 in Peel Region, 10 in Grey Bruce and 10 in Halton Region. There have been 537,824 cases resolved, up 126.
  • So far, there have been 18,338,512 vaccinations in all. There are 8,042,242 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,823 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,467 by the Beta (B1351) variant, 4,969 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,340 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 13,586 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,371,788. There are 7,994 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 24 resident cases, 12 staff. So far, 3,977 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Students must return to class in September barring “only the most catastrophic of circumstances,” according to a report from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, as well as physicians from prominent children’s hospitals across the province. The science brief is was backed by SickKids in Toronto and CHEO in Ottawa, as well as pediatricians and epidemiologists across the province, plus experts in mental health, Indigenous health, and air quality.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting two new cases today for a total of 27,745 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 24 active cases and 27,128 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There is one outbreak. So far, 1,360,462 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 574,719 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ottawa city councillor Riley Brockington is offering to drive residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine. CBC has more.
  • Quebec is reporting 76 new cases since last report on July 15 for a total of 376,416. So far, there have been 364,540 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,236 deaths. There are 77 in hospital, 21 in intensive care. The province completed 9,754 tests on July 18. So far, 10,199,957 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,525,359 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,586 cases so far, up 10. There have been 215 deaths. There are 20 active cases and 12,351 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 464,273 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,423,889+ cases with 26,504+ deaths and 1,392,777+ recoveries. There are 4,608+ active cases.
  • Online activity by right-wing extremists in Canada rose last year during the pandemic, despite efforts by governments and social media companies to curb extremism and hate speech, according to a report from the U.K.-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
  • The Treasury Board Secretariat, which oversees the federal public service is considering making it mandatory for certain positions in the federal government to be fully vaccinated.
  • Worldwide, there have been 191,090,003+ cases, 4,099,338+ deaths and 3,659,480,670+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 19

  • Ontario reported 130 new cases today. There have now been 548,347 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,294 deaths. There are 115 in hospital with 151 in intensive care, 94 on a ventilator. There are 18 new cases in Toronto, 17 in Peel Region, 16 in the Region of Waterloo, 14 in Hamilton, 10 in Grey Bruce and 10 in Middlesex-London. There have been 537,698 cases resolved, up 153.
  • So far, there have been 18,205,549 vaccinations in all. There are 7,926,705 fully vaccinated. More than 61 per cent of Ontarians 12 and older have now had both doses of vaccine.
  • The province says there have been 144,802 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,466 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,955 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,322 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 11,567 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,358,202. There are 4,198 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 12 resident cases, nine staff. So far, 3,977 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ontario’s pharmacy association is calling for an expansion of PCR tests for COVID to handle travel-related demand.
  • The Ontario Medical Association, which represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, says frontline workers “should be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their patients and the community.” The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario has also called for mandatory shots.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting two new cases today for a total of 27,743 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 25 active cases and 27,125 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There is one outbreak. So far, 1,360,462 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 574,719 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 239 new cases since last report on July 15 for a total of 376,431. So far, there have been 364,539 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,236 deaths. There are 78 in hospital, 23 in intensive care. The province completed 10,719 tests on July 17. So far, 10,115,727 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,525,359 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,586 cases so far. There have been 215 deaths. There are 20 active cases and 12,351 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 459,098 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador says there are four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all crew members aboard a ship anchored in Bay Bulls, according to the Department of Health. There are now three ships anchored off the shores of Newfoundland that have crew members infected with the coronavirus. 
  • There are no new cases on land in Atlantic Canada.
  • The last of nearly five dozen COVID-19 patients transported out-of-province for critical care in recent months has been returned to Manitoba as public health officials announced 37 more cases and no new deaths Monday.
  • Saskatchewan reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,423,177+ cases with 26,499+ deaths and 1,392,062+ recoveries. There are 4,616+ active cases.
  • The federal government says that starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in that country will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two weeks. The government will allow fully vaccinated people from other countries to enter Canada without quarantine on Sept. 7.
  • The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week. The new deliveries will include about 3.1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and four million doses of Moderna.
  • Canada is moving to a “more nuanced” approach as the supply of doses is on the verge of outstripping demand. More than two million doses of vaccine are held back because provinces have said they can’t use them.
  • Worldwide, there have been 190,557,319+ cases, 4,091,937+ deaths and 3,619,402,242+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Four athletes have tested positive in Tokyo, three in the Olympic Village as the opening ceremony for the Games looms. One is a member of the Czech Republic beach volleyball team, who could miss his first game. An unidentified American gymnast, who is an alternate on the women’s team, is isolating after testing positive. Olympic champion Simone Biles was not affected by the result, nor were any of the other gold medal favourites on the team. Two South African men’s soccer players had their COVID-19 cases announced Sunday.

July 18

  • Ontario reported 177 new cases today. There have now been 548,217 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,294 deaths, up six. There are 105 in hospital with 107 in intensive care, 99 on a ventilator. There are 33 new cases in Grey Bruce, 32 in the Region of Waterloo, 22 in Toronto, 16 in Hamilton and 12 in Peel Region. There have been 537,545 cases resolved, up 166.
  • So far, there have been 18,114,229 vaccinations in all. There are 7,845,691 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,798 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,466 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,955 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,318 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 14,805 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,346,635. There are 4,936 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 11 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,977 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases today for a total of 27,741 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 25 active cases and 27,123 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There is one outbreak. So far, 1,319,679 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 539,445 are fully vaccinated.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,423,177+ cases with 26,499+ deaths and 1,392,062+ recoveries. There are 4,616+ active cases.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have received approval to treat the Rogers Centre as an outdoor venue and allow up to 15,000 fans at games starting July 30. That’s about 30 per cent of the stadium’s 49,286-person capacity. Team officials say the retractable roof will be open as long as the weather allows, and additional measures have been taken to ensure proper ventilation. The stadium has also undergone renovations, including new turf, a new sound system, new batting cages and cosmetic changes to the 100-level concourse.
  • Worldwide, there have been 190,351,505+ cases, 4,088,037+ deaths and 3,619,402,242+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 17

  • Ontario reported 176 new cases today. There have now been 548,040 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,288 deaths, up three. There are 143 in hospital with 149 in intensive care, 109 on a ventilator. There are 37 new cases in Toronto, 20 in the Region of Waterloo, 20 in Peel Region, 15 in Grey Bruce and 11 in York Region. There have been 537,379 cases resolved, up 203.
  • So far, there have been 17,979,575 vaccinations in all. There are 7,726,829 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,792 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,465 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,951 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,282 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 21,392 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,331,830. There are 6,800 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 11 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,977 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting five new cases today for a total of 27,734 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The death total is 593. There are 23 active cases and 27,118 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,319,679 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 539,445 are fully vaccinated.
  • Two weeks after Alberta lifted virtually all of its public health restrictions, the province could be on the verge of an uptick in COVID-19 cases — driven this time by the more infectious delta variant. CBC has more.
  • Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leader Iain Rankin, who became premier in February, met Saturday with Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc to dissolve the Nova Scotia legislature. Election Day will be Aug. 17. Other COVID elections have been held in B.C., New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Yukon. Many expect a late summer federal election as well.
  • Prince Edward Island will open up to vaccinated Canadians from outside Atlantic Canada on July 18. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,422,641+ cases with 26,489+ deaths and 1,391,397+ recoveries. There are 4,755+ active cases.
  • Canada has now surpassed the United States in per-capita vaccinations with 48.48 per cent of Canadians fully vaccinated, while 69.48 per cent have had at least one shot. In the U.S. 48.05 per cent and 55.44 per cent, respectively, are vaccinated.
  • Worldwide, there have been 189,833,199+ cases, 4,079,374+ deaths and 3,595,074,954+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • U.S. President Joe Biden says misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines spread on social media sites such as Facebook is “killing people” as the country faces a surge of cases and a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Biden wants the social media companies to do more to stem the untruths about the vaccines.
  • Thousands of people marched in France on Saturday to protest mandatory vaccinations for health-care workers and COVID-19 passes that will be required to enter restaurants and other venues.

July 16

  • Ontario reported 159 new cases today. There have now been 547,864 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,285 deaths, up 10. There are 159 in hospital with 158 in intensive care, 112 on a ventilator. There are 34 new cases in Grey Bruce, 25 in the Region of Waterloo, 23 in Toronto and 12 in Peel Region. There have been 537,176 cases resolved, up 189.
  • So far, there have been 17,641,856 vaccinations in all. There are 7,429,926 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,781 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,465 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,950 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,150 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 28,126 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,310,438. There are 8,704 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 11 resident cases, seven staff. So far, 3,976 residents have died.
  • Ontario is now in Stage 3 of reopening. This means activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there has now been a total of 27,729 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. One case has been found to not be COVID-19. The death total is 593. There are 21 active cases and 27,115 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,319,679 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 539,445 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 83 new cases for a total of 376,192. So far, there have been 364,328 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,235 deaths, up three. There are 84 in hospital, 25 in intensive care. The province completed 16,406 tests on July 14. So far, 9,884,245 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,525,359 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,575 cases so far, up three. There have been 215 deaths. There are 22 active cases and 12,338 recoveries. There are no cases in hospital. So far, 447,117 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec is holding a lottery for $2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on July 25, the province’s portal for proof of vaccination will include an option to opt in to the lottery. The first weekly draw will take place Aug. 6. Those who have been previously vaccinated are also eligible for the cash prizes.
  • Surgical activities in Quebec returned to 100 per cent at the end of June for the first time since the start of the pandemic, months ahead of the government’s goal.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,422,246+ cases with 26,472+ deaths and 1,390,926+ recoveries. There are 4,848+ active cases.
  • A new horse race poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds that would-be voters have the incumbent Liberals under leader Justin Trudeau two points ahead of the Conservative Party led by Erin O’Toole (33 per cent versus 31 per cent). Liberal strength is concentrated in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. The NDP is in third place at 20 per cent, with the Greens at three per cent and the Bloc Quebecois at seven per cent.
  • Handling of the pandemic has been a relative strength for the Liberal government but now, just one-in-five identify it as a top issue, down from 45 per cent in March. Climate change, economic recovery, the deficit and Indigenous issues are now rising in prominence. And the favourability of Trudeau and O’Toole decline, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet enjoy slight net positive favourability.
  • The Blue Jays will host the Kansas City Royals in Toronto on July 30 after the federal government granted the team an exemption allowing them to cross the border to play on Friday evening. Fully vaccinated players will be allowed to move about freely but unvaccinated players will be limited to their rooms and the ballpark.
  • The military general overseeing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines says Canada is moving to a “more nuanced” approach as the supply of doses is on the verge of outstripping demand. Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie says more than two million doses of vaccine are already being held back because provinces have said they can’t use them yet — a big change from when all newly arrived doses were shipped around the country as quickly as possible. “In the coming weeks, we will cross a symbolic threshold of 66 million doses, signalling that there are enough doses in Canada to vaccinate every eligible Canadian,” Brodie said Thursday.
  • The federal government says the border could reopen in mid-August to fully vaccinated Americans travelling for non-essential reasons. The government is also indicating that Canada will welcome fully vaccinated non-essential travellers from other parts of the globe.
  • Worldwide, there have been 189,072,198+ cases, 4,069,212+ deaths and 3,559,010,516+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Americans to do more to address a problem “that cost us lives.”
  • The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, U.S. officials said on Friday. U.S. cases of COVID-19 are up 70 per cent over the previous week and deaths are up 24 per cent, with outbreaks occurring in parts of the country with low vaccination rates. The seven-day-average number of daily cases is now more than 26,000, more than twice its June low of around 11,000 cases, according to CDC data.

July 15

  • Ontario reported 143 new cases today. There have now been 547,705 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,275 deaths, up 10. There are 165 in hospital with 168 in intensive care, 114 on a ventilator. There are 25 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 25 in Grey Bruce and 20 in Toronto. There have been 536,987 cases resolved, up 168.
  • So far, there have been 17,641,856 vaccinations in all. There are 7,429,926 fully vaccinated. Total vaccinations fell by more than 100,000 from the same day last week. Public health units collectively administered another 166,201 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 88 per cent second shots. Last Wednesday saw more than 268,000 shots given out. More than 57 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and older have now had two doses of vaccines.
  • Ontario government officials are considering the pros and cons of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workplaces, CBC News says
  • The province says there have been 144,762 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,465 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,949 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,136 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe says the Delta variant accounts for 88.6 per cent of COVID-19 infections in the province, with Waterloo and Grey Bruce health regions hardest hit by the virus.
  • Ontario completed 31,329 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,282,312. There are 12,433 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 11 resident cases, seven staff. So far, 3,976 residents have died.
  • Premier Doug Ford says the province will not create a vaccine passport that would allow people to signal to businesses and other organizations that they have been vaccinated. “The answer is no, we’re not gonna do it. We’re not gonna have a split society,” Ford told reporters. This follows a call from Toronto Mayor John Tory, who, Wednesday, urged the creation of such a document.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting no new cases again today leaving the total at 27,730. The death total is 593, up one. There are 24 active cases and 27,113 recoveries. There is no one in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,289,773 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 513,849 are fully vaccinated.
  • Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is mandatory for students planning to live at uOttawa residences in the upcoming academic year. Canadian students must provide proof of vaccination and receive at least one dose of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine before move-in or within two weeks of moving in if they arrive unvaccinated. Students who have had one dose must get their second shot within the timeframe recommended by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). International students who are inoculated by a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization will be accepted, although students who require a second shot must get one authorized in Canada. There are exceptions for health-related reasons or “grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code.” But anyone who refuses to get vaccinated without an approved accommodation can have their residence agreement terminated. 
  • Carleton University and Algonquin College aren’t requiring students get vaccinated to live on campus, but are strongly encouraging them to get both shots.
  • Quebec is reporting 65 new cases for a total of 376,109. So far, there have been 364,222 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,232 deaths, up one. There are 81 in hospital, 23 in intensive care. The province completed 16,203  tests on July 13. So far, 9,782,128 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,525,359 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,572 cases so far. No new cases reported. There have been 215 deaths. There are 24 active cases and 12,333 recoveries. There is one in hospital. So far, 442,727 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday, but the Department of Health confirmed 23 new cases aboard the Princess Santa Joana currently anchored in Conception Bay. 
  • More than 3,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine have expired on Prince Edward Island. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,421,831+ cases with 26,458+ deaths and 1,390,525+ recoveries. There are 4,848+ active cases.
  • Cruise ships will be allowed back in Canadian waters on Nov. 1, the federal transport minister says.
  • A new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds 69 per cent of Canadians would wait until at least three-quarters of this country has been fully vaccinated before welcoming Americans across the border for non-essential travel. This is the threshold floated by the Trudeau government. About 38 per cent say they would wait until more than 75 per cent of Canadians have been fully vaccinated. One in five (22 per cent) say that the government should open the border right away. This group is led by people who travelled frequently before the pandemic.
  • Worldwide, there have been 188,521,901+ cases, 4,060,851+ deaths and 3,517,599,263+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 14

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting no new cases today for a total of 27,730. The death total is 592. There are 25 active cases and 27,113 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,289,773 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 513,849 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 153 new cases today. There have now been 547,562 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,265 deaths, up seven. There are 174 in hospital with 180 in intensive care, 116 on a ventilator. There are 28 new cases in Toronto, 23 in the Region of Waterloo, 20 in Grey Bruce, 19 in Peel Region and 12 in Middlesex-London. There have been 536,819 cases resolved, up 214.
  • So far, there have been 17,475,655 vaccinations in all. There are 7,283,528 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,755 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,464 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,933 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 3,057 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe says the Delta variant accounts for 88.6 per cent of COVID-19 infections in the province, with Waterloo and Grey Bruce health regions hardest hit by the virus.
  • Ontario completed 29,085 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,250,983. There are 13,534 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 10 resident cases, eight staff. So far, 3,976 residents have died.
  • Ontario will no longer require fully vaccinated, asymptomatic staff and visitors to take a COVID-19 test before entering a long-term care home. The change will go into effect on Friday.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Quebec is reporting 75 new cases for a total of 376,044. So far, there have been 364,155 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,231 deaths. There are 79 in hospital, 25 in intensive care. The province completed 16,530  tests on July 12. So far, 9,677,921 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,525,359 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,572 cases so far, up one. There have been 215 deaths. There are 24 active cases and 12,333 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 437,600 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • A growing number of emergency rooms in Quebec, including in Gatineau where one ER closed for several days, are struggling to care for patients as hospitals deal with severe staffing shortages caused by nurses fed up with pandemic working conditions.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,421,447+ cases with 26,450+ deaths and 1,390,048+ recoveries. There are 4,949+ active cases.
  • The Bank of Canada says that, because of lockdowns in the first half of the year, it expects the economy to grow 6.0 per cent in 2021, down from its previous forecast of 6.5 per cent. However, the bank now expects growth of 4.6 per cent in 2022, up from its earlier forecast of 3.7 per cent. “The reopening of the economy and the strong progress on vaccinations have given us reason to be more optimistic about the direction of the economy,” governor Tiff Macklem said. “But we are not there yet, and we are mindful that the process is likely to be bumpy, and some scars will remain.” Because of this uncertainty, the bank kept its key policy rate on hold at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday, where it has been since the onset of the pandemic.
  • Worldwide, there have been 187,941,030+ cases, 4,051,232+ deaths and 3,513,467,346+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The World Health Organization says the Delta variant has now been detected in at least 111 countries.

July 13

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting one new cases for a total of 27,730. The death total is 592. There are 33 active cases and 27,105 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,257,756 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 485,637 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 146 new cases today. There have now been 547,409 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,258 deaths, up seven. There are 173 in hospital with 192 in intensive care, 123 on a ventilator. There are 43 new cases in Toronto, 36 in the Region of Waterloo, 13 in Peel Region, 11 in Hamilton and 10 in Middlesex-London. There have been 536,603 cases resolved, up 201.
  • So far, there have been 17,296,458 vaccinations in all. There are 7,124,007 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,745 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,448 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,859 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,752 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 17,489 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,221,898. There are 14,023 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with 13 resident cases, 14 staff. So far, 3,976 residents have died.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Quebec is reporting 54 new cases for a total of 375,969. So far, there have been 364,103 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,231 deaths. There are 85 in hospital, 25 in intensive care. The province completed 11,556  tests on July 11. So far, 9,584,339 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,494,111 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,571 cases so far, up 10. There have been 215 deaths. There are 25 active cases and 12,331 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 433,338 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • A group supporting multiple churches across the country in court challenges against public health orders has admitted to hiring a private investigator to follow the Chief Justice of Manitoba, Glenn Joyal.
  • “I accept full responsibility and sole responsibility for my decision to retain private investigation firms for observation of public officials,” said John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. Premier Brian Pallister has also experienced a similar form of harassment. Winnipeg police are investigating.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,421,106+ cases with 26,438+ deaths and 1,389,519+ recoveries. There are 5,151+ active cases.
  • More than 50 per cent of Canadians who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine have now been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
  • An independent three-person panel — former national security adviser Margaret Bloodworth and health experts Dr. Paul Gully and Dr. Mylaine Breton — has found that while the Public Health Agency of Canada had drafted a strategic surveillance plan in 2016 for detecting pandemics,  “the plan never received formal approval.” The report says the Internet-based Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN) surveillance system — a multilingual monitoring system that scours the internet for reports of infectious diseases — had experienced a turnover in critical staff and the network had never regained the positions cut in the course of the former Conservative government’s deficit-reduction action plan. The report says that surveillance was not well co-ordinated in the four years leading up to the arrival of the novel coronavirus, a problem partly due to the fact that the post of chief health surveillance officer had been left vacant since 2017.
  • Worldwide, there have been 187,438,000+ cases, 4,043,497+ deaths and 3,485,796,905+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • France is making vaccination mandatory for all health workers. President Emmanuel Macron urged them to be inoculated by Sept. 15, after which they could face sanctions or fines. Canada will not do this, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this morning.
  • Macron also mandated special COVID-19 passes for anyone who wants to go to a restaurant, shopping mall or hospital or get on a train or plane. To get a pass, people must have proof they’re fully vaccinated, or recently recovered from the virus, or have taken a fresh negative virus test.
  • Thailand is reporting nearly 10,000 new infections daily, more than four times a month ago, while deaths have also reached record highs.
  • Infections in Vietnam have surged past 2,000 a day, almost 10 times more than in early June. 
  • Malaysia shut down a mass vaccination centre Tuesday after more than 200 medical staff and volunteers tested positive for the coronavirus. The closure was the first of a vaccination centre and came as the country’s new confirmed infections hit a record 11,079.
  • The death toll from a fire at a hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq climbed to 92 on Tuesday, the country’s second such disaster in three months.

July 12

  • Ontario reported 114 new cases today. There have now been 547,263 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,251 deaths, none today. There are 142 in hospital with 204 in intensive care, 123 on a ventilator. There are 18 new cases in Grey Bruce, 15 in the Region of Waterloo and 10 in Toronto. There have been 536,402 cases resolved, up 96.
  • So far, there have been 17,119,624 vaccinations in all. There are 6,966,273 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,714 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,440 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,818 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,711 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant of interest so far.
  • Ontario completed 15,933 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,204,409. There are 5,802 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 10 staff. So far, 3,974 residents have died.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting no new cases for a total of 27,729. The death total is 592. There are 35 active cases and 27,102 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,257,756 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 485,637 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 199 new cases since last reporting July 9 for a total of 375,915. So far, there have been 364,033 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,231 deaths, up one. There are 88 in hospital, 25 in intensive care. The province completed 16,875 tests on July 10. So far, 9,228,323 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,201,269 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,561 cases so far, up three. There have been 215 deaths. There are 30 active cases and 12,316 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 428,631 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Quebec has reduced the required two metres of physical distance, both indoors and outside, to one metre and doing away with capacity limits inside stores.
  • Atlantic Canada is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today. It’s in Nova Scotia.
  • Manitoba recorded its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since September on Monday, reporting just 31 new cases. One death was reported.
  • Saskatchewan announced 19 new cases on Monday. There were no deaths reported.
  • Alberta reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, however the province has not reported any new deaths since July 8. Premier Jason Kenney said his government would not bring in a vaccine passport.
  • B.C. health officials on Monday reported 123 new cases over three days, along with no additional deaths.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,420,531+ cases with 26,436+ deaths and 1,388,796+ recoveries. There are 5,299+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 186,963,461+ cases, 4,034,416+ deaths and 3,453,043,137+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has ruled out competing at the Tokyo Olympics because of a concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Japan.

July 11

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting one new case for a total of 27,729. The death total is 592. There are 36 active cases and 27,101 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,208,356 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 442,046 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ottawa is leading the province for vaccine coverage among youth aged 12-17. We’re also the leading large municipality for vaccine coverage among adults, Ottawa Public Health says.
  • Ottawa’s wastewater monitoring has been showing a declining trend, but the weekly testing positivity rate rose last Friday to 1.1 per cent from 0.6 per cent. It was at 0.5 per cent last Monday. OPH also reported its first reproduction number above 1 in months on Sunday, though the figure that estimates how quickly the virus spreads has been fluctuating in recent days and it’s unclear if there will be a sustained period of time in which the R(t) number suggests the virus is spreading more quickly.
  • Ontario reported 166 new cases today. There have now been 547,149 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,251 deaths, up six. There are 130 in hospital with 202 in intensive care, 132 on a ventilator. There are 28 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 28 in Toronto, 18 in Peel Region and 18 in Grey Bruce. There have been 536,306 cases resolved, up 278.
  • So far, there have been 16,997,971 vaccinations in all. There are 6,855,946 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,700 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,440 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,818 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,707 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant so far.
  • Ontario completed 19,651 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,188,476. There are 8,387 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 10 staff. So far, 3,975 residents have died.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Justin Bates, CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association says people across the province are hesitant to mix mRNA vaccines raising concern that some Moderna doses may expire before being used.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,420,531+ cases with 26,436+ deaths and 1,388,796+ recoveries. There are 5,299+ active cases.
  • The number of incoming visitors to Canada has gradually increased since travel restrictions began easing. The Canada Border Services Agency says incoming traffic last week increased about 25 per cent. But roughly half of the people seeking the exemption from quarantine had to be turned away, said Denis Vinette, vice-president of the agency’s travellers branch which he blamed on misunderstandings about the new rules. 
  • Worldwide, there have been 186,763,389+ cases, 4,029,580+ deaths and 3,435,525,576+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  •  Israel said on Sunday it will begin offering a third dose of Pfizer Inc’s vaccine to adults with weak immune systems but it was still weighing whether to make the booster available to the general public.
  • New research from France adds to evidence that widely used COVID-19 vaccines, including mRNA and AstraZeneca, still offer strong protection against the Delta mutant that is spreading rapidly around the world and now is the most prevalent variant in the U.S. Delta has spread to every state and is now responsible for more than 50 per cent of all COVID-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. It his surging in southern states such as Arkansas and Mississippi which have low vaccination levels.

July 10

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting four new cases for a total of 27,728. The death total is 592, up two. There are 38 active cases and 27,098 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are three outbreaks. So far, 1,208,356 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 442,046 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 179 new cases today. There have now been 546,983 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,245 deaths, up eight. There are 165 in hospital with 197 in intensive care, 134 on a ventilator. There are 32 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 27 in Grey Bruce, 23 in Toronto, 21 in Peel Region and 16 in Hamilton. There have been 536,028 cases resolved, up 218.
  • So far, there have been 16,827,434 vaccinations in all. There are 6,702,624 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,556 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,439 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,800 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,557 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant so far.
  • Ontario completed 23,695 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,168,825. There are 8,830 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 10 staff. So far, 3,975 residents have died.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,419,964+ cases with 26,419+ deaths and 1,388,108+ recoveries. There are 5,437+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 186,190,198+ cases, 4,021,654+ deaths and 3,409,200,254+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 9

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting five new cases for a total of 27,724. The death total is 591. There are 38 active cases and 27,095 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,208,356 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 442,046 are fully vaccinated.
  • The Ottawa Hospital’s three campuses, the Montfort Hospital and the Queensway Carleton Hospital are all reporting no patients with active cases of COVID-19. CBC has more.
  • Ontario reported 183 new cases today. There have now been 546,804 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,237 deaths, up nine. There are 189 in hospital with 202 in intensive care, 143 on a ventilator. There are 50 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 24 in Peel Region, 24 in Grey Bruce, 22 in Toronto and 10 in Halton Region. There have been 535,810 cases resolved, up 233.
  • So far, there have been 16,619,927 vaccinations in all. There are 6,515,960 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,493 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,439 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,739 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,459 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant. Ontario has found six cases of the Lambda variant so far.
  • Ontario completed 26,101 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,145,130. There are 9,714 test results pending.
  • There are four outbreaks in long term care residence with 19 resident cases, nine staff. So far, 3,974 residents have died.
  • Ontario remains in Stage 2 of reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses are open with limited capacity.
  • Ontario will move to Stage 3 of reopening on July 16, five days early. This will mean activities such as indoor dining can resume, gyms can open for the first time in months, along with nightclubs, museums, galleries, cinemas and sports facilities for fans.
  • Quebec is reporting 77 new cases for a total of 375,716. So far, there have been 363,775 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,230 deaths, up one. There are 96 in hospital, 22 in intensive care. The province completed 16,875 tests on July 7. So far, 9,228,323 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,201,269 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,552 cases so far, up three. There have been 215 deaths. There are 30 active cases and 12,316 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 414,493 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,419,196+ cases with 26,405+ deaths and 1,387,265+ recoveries. There are 5,526+ active cases.
  • Employment rose by 231,000 mostly part-time jobs for young people in June, after the country lost 275,000 in April and May because of lockdowns, Statistics Canada says. After falling by 143,000 over the previous two months, full-time work was little changed. The unemployment rate was 7.8 per cent, as the total number of unemployed Canadians fell by 61,000. The number of people in the labour force— either employed or unemployed — increased by 170,000.
  • Worldwide, there have been 185,698,074+ cases, 4,013,074+ deaths and 3,375,952,892+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 8

  • Ontario reported 210 new cases today. There have now been 546,621 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,228 deaths, up four. There are 194 in hospital with 215 in intensive care, 145 on a ventilator. There are 52 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 23 in Peel Region, 19 in Hamilton, 18 in Toronto and 17 in Grey Bruce. There have been 535,577 cases resolved, up 231.
  • So far, there have been 16,395,063 vaccinations in all. There are 6,312,906 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,569 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,436 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,696 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,285 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 25,857 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,119,029. There are 10,801 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 23 resident cases, nine staff. So far, 3,974 residents have died.
  • Ontario remains in Stage 2 of reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses are open with limited capacity.
  • The province is stepping up efforts to get more people vaccinated as there are signs that the coverage effort is slowing. About 78 per cent of Ontario adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 50 per cent are fully covered, but that overall total has increased by just three percentage points in the past three weeks. The province now stepping up efforts starting with enlisting family physicians to spread the word. CBC has more.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases for a total of 27,719. The death total is 591. There are 44 active cases and 27,084 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There is one outbreak. So far, 1,168,599 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 405,792 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 64 new cases for a total of 375,429. So far, there have been 363,484 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,229 deaths, up 10. There are 101 in hospital, 23 in intensive care. The province completed 16,812 tests on July 6. So far, 9,079,510 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,201,269 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,549 cases so far, up two. There have been 215 deaths. There are 44 active cases and 12,288 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 410,267 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions.
  • Quebec will use proof of vaccination to limit people’s access to non-essential services if the COVID-19 situation worsens in the fall. Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé says the rollout of the vaccine passport will not happen until all eligible Quebecers will have had a chance to receive two doses of the vaccine, which is estimated to happen around Sept. 1.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,418,632+ cases with 26,387+ deaths and 1,386,764+ recoveries. There are 5,481+ active cases.
  • Canada is “within reach” of fully vaccinating 80 per cent of those eligible against COVID-19, but federal public health officials asay uptake is slowing. As of midday Thursday, more than 41 million doses have been delivered with 77.9 per cent of those eligible, having at least one dose and 15 million people, or 44.8 per cent of those ages 12 and older, fully vaccinated. Dr. Theresa Tam said reluctance is most pronounced among young people, marginalized populations and in certain smaller communities across the country.
  • Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced funding for three new initiatives targeting educational outreach for health care providers with Indigenous clients and building vaccine confidence among personal support workers and home care practitioners.
  • Lambda, or C.37, is one of the latest variants of the virus behind COVID-19, and it’s now being reported in Canada. The first samples were found in Peru back in August 2020, but it was only deemed a variant of interest by the World Health Organization (WHO) in mid-June. As of July 5, there are 11 cases of Lambda infection. Lambda carries several mutations,, the World Health Organization says. These mutations may make it more transmissible or resistant to neutralizing antibodies.
  • Worldwide, there have been 185,219,308+ cases, 4,004,571+ deaths and 3,344,429,202+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.
  • Israel has reported a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness. The decline coincided with the spread of the Delta variant and the end of social distancing restrictions in Israel. Vaccine effectiveness in preventing both infection and symptomatic disease fell to 64 per cent since June 6, the Health Ministry said. At the same time, the vaccine was 93 per cent effective in preventing hospitalizations and serious illness from the coronavirus.Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city’s governor said Thursday. The Olympics will be a largely TV-only event, after the Japanese government put Tokyo under a COVID-19 state of emergency because of rising new infections and the highly contagious delta variant. Japan has seen 814,315+ cases and 14,865+ deaths so far.

July 7

  • Ontario reported 194 new cases today. There have now been 546,411 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,224 deaths. There are 201 in hospital with 220 in intensive care, 155 on a ventilator. There are 42 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 35 in Toronto, 26 in Peel Region, 16 in Hamilton and 11 in Grey Bruce. There have been 535,346 cases resolved, up 236.
  • So far, there have been 16,126,179 vaccinations in all. There are 6,069,647 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 144,338 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,420 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,650 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,222 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 26,976 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,093,172. There are 12,072 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 23 resident cases, nine staff. So far, 3,973 residents have died.
  • Ontario remains in Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses are open with limited capacity.
  • Ontarians 12 to 17 years old are now eligible to book an appointment for a second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
  • An Oakville gym, Muscle HQ, that refused to obey a provincial order requiring fitness facilities to stay closed has finally been temporarily shut down by public health authorities because of an outbreak.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting seven new cases for a total of 27,712. The death total is 591. There are 42 active cases and 27,079 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,168,599 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 405,792 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 103 new cases for a total of 375,365. So far, there have been 363,415 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,219 deaths, up one. There are 103 in hospital, 25 in intensive care. The province completed 17,226 tests on July 5. So far, 8,989,721 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,201,269 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,547 cases so far, none reported today. There have been 215 deaths. There are 48 active cases and 12,272 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 405,897 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • Yukon continues to battle an outbreak with 10 new cases reported today.
  • Calgary city council has voted to lift its mandatory COVID-19 mask bylaw just in time for Stampede.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,417,639+ cases with 26,368+ deaths and 1,385,459+ recoveries. There are 5,812+ active cases.
  • Health Canada’s latest weekly report on vaccinations shows at least 1.3 million Canadians opted for a mixed-dose finish to their COVID-19 vaccination schedule in June.
  • Worldwide, there have been 184,282,349+ cases, 3,986,973+ deaths and 3,245,765,453+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The Delta variant is already the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States, according to data modelling done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the health agency’s estimates the Delta variant became dominant in the country over the two weeks ended July 3, with 51.7% cases linked to the variant that was first identified in India.
  • The caseload in Missouri is 15.5 new cases per 100,000 people daily, or 108 cases per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Arkansas claimed the highest rate at 15.7 new cases per 100,000 people each day, the data shows. The states lead the country in new infections and have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
  • The Lambda variant (C.37) is now of interest. It was first detected in August 2020 in Peru and was being monitored as an alert for some time prior to its new designation. As of mid-June, the variant had been detected in 29 countries or territories with a particularly high prevalence in South America. “Lambda carries a number of mutations with suspected phenotypic implications, such as a potential increased transmissibility or possible increased resistance to neutralizing antibodies, the World Health Organization says.

July 6

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting two new cases for a total of 27,705. The death total is 591. There are 42 active cases and 27,072 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are no outbreaks. So far, 1,128,511 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 371,360 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ontario reported 244 new cases today. This includes 80 cases from 2020 newly identified by Toronto Public Health. There have now been 545,973 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,224 deaths, up nine. There are 202 in hospital with 226 in intensive care, 161 on a ventilator. There are 25 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 112 in Toronto (due to a data reconciliation, 80 new cases were added), 26 in Peel Region. There have been 535,110 cases resolved, up 319.
  • So far, there have been 15,705,866 vaccinations in all. There are 5,687,477 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,989 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,415 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,632 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,049 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 28,755 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,079,145. There are 11,518 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 26 resident cases, six staff. So far, 3,973 residents have died.
  • Ontario remains in Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses are open with limited capacity.
  • Ontarians 12 to 17 years old are now eligible to book an appointment for a second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
  • Quebec is reporting 67 new cases for a total of 375,262. So far, there have been 363,339 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,218 deaths. There are 102 in hospital, 27 in intensive care. The province completed 11,843 tests on July 4. So far, 8,882,721 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 11,182,549 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,547 cases so far, up 12. There have been 215 deaths. There are 48 active cases and 12,272 recoveries. There are four in hospital. So far, 403,057 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,417,639+ cases with 26,368+ deaths and 1,385,459+ recoveries. There are 5,812+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 184,282,349+ cases, 3,986,973+ deaths and 3,245,765,453+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 5

  • Ontario reported 170 new cases today. There have now been 545,973 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,215 deaths, up one. There are 155 in hospital with 228 in intensive care, 157 on a ventilator. There are 34 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 27 in Toronto, 18 in Grey Bruce and 13 in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit region. There have been 534,791 cases resolved, up 233.
  • So far, there have been 15,705,866 vaccinations in all. There are 5,687,477 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,955 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,415 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,632 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,041 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 12,949 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,050,390. There are 4,321 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 22 resident cases, six staff. So far, 3,971 residents have died.
  • The Ontario government used an investment in redeveloping and expanding Water’s Edge Care Community, a long-term care home in North Bay to underline a pledge to spend $2.68 billion to upgrade the province’s troubled long-term care system.
  • Ontario has entered Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses can reopen with limited capacity.
  • Dr. Kieran Moore said he expects the province will remain in Step 2 for at least three weeks due to concerns about COVID-19 variants.
  • A new study of Ontario COVID-19 data finds all vaccines approved for use in Canada are doing better than first expected at preventing symptomatic infection, hospitalization or death from coronavirus variants of concern, even after just one dose. One dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines had between a 48 to 83 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic infection by any of the four variants of concern detected in Ontario recipients this past winter in spring.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting four new cases for a total of 27,703. The death total is 591. There are 49 active cases and 27,063 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are two outbreaks. So far, 1,128,511 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 371,360 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 176 new cases since July 3 for a total of 375,195. So far, there have been 363,245 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,218 deaths, up one. There are 102 in hospital, 27 in intensive care. The province completed 12,171 tests on July 3. So far, 8,782,148 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 10,997,689 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,535 cases so far. There have been 215 deaths. There are 63 active cases and 12,245 recoveries. There are three in hospital. So far, 399,114 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick each reported one new case Monday.
  • Yukon has about 157 active cases. “We are in a pattern now of about 15 to 20 new cases a day… something of a steady state,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley said, adding that most of those cases are in Whitehorse among vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness.  
  • Manitoba reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 and another death on Monday.
  • About 48 per cent of Saskatchewan residents 12 and older have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The government said Monday 71 per cent have their first dose. The province reported 20 new COVID-19 cases Monday.
  • Over the past three days, 139 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta, along with two more deaths.
  • British Columbia health officials on Monday reported 87 new cases over the past three days, along with three additional deaths.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,416,969+ cases with 26,360+ deaths and 1,384,450+ recoveries. There are 6,159+ active cases.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have submitted an application to the federal government that would see them return to their hometown to play out the rest of the 2021 season, perhaps as early as July 30.The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID vaccines this week, bringing the total above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries will include about 900,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 2.8 million doses of Moderna vaccine.
  • Worldwide, there have been 183,895,036+ cases, 3,979,238+ deaths and 3,210,509,080+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 4

  • Ontario reported 213 new cases today. There have now been 545,803 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,214 deaths, up nine. There are 158 in hospital with 235 in intensive care, 159 on a ventilator. There are 49 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 42 in Toronto, 25 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Peel Region and 12 in Halton Region. There have been 534,558 cases resolved, up 286.
  • So far, there have been 15,561,071 vaccinations in all. There are 5,554,637 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,899 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,415 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,631 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,041 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 18,989 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,037,441. There are 5,382 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 21 resident cases, five staff. So far, 3,971 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses can reopen with limited capacity.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting six new cases for a total of 27,699. The death total is 591. There are 51 active cases and 27,057 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are three outbreaks. So far, 1,072,803 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 324,006 are fully vaccinated.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,416,969+ cases with 26,360+ deaths and 1,384,450+ recoveries. There are 6,159+ active cases.
  • Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to skip the 14-day quarantine required for those entering the country. Eligible air travellers will also be exempt from spending three days in a government-approved hotel. Travellers must use the ArriveCAN app or web portal before departure to log their vaccination details, as well as the results of a negative COVID-19 test less than three days old.
  • Worldwide, there have been 183,696,230+ cases, 3,975,227+ deaths and 3,189,967,612+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Along with South Africa, nearby countries including Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are struggling to cope with a surge of infections caused by the Delta variant.

July 3

  • Ontario reported 209 new cases today. There have now been 545,590 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,205 deaths, up nine. There are 206 in hospital with 243 in intensive care, 165 on a ventilator. There are 47 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 22 in Halton, 20 in Toronto, 20 in Grey Bruce and 20 in the Niagara Region. There have been 534,272 cases resolved, up 262.
  • So far, there have been 15,365,003 vaccinations in all. There are 5,377,506 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,867 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,415 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,631 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 2,027 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 17,080 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,018,452. There are 7,821 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with 21 resident cases, five staff. So far, 3,970 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses can reopen with limited capacity.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting 14 new cases for a total of 27,693. The death total is 591. There are 56 active cases and 27,046 recoveries. There is one in hospital. There are three outbreaks. So far, 1,072,803 have received at least one dose of vaccine. So far, 324,006 are fully vaccinated.
  • Yukon health officials are now reducing the number of visitors to care homes because of a surge in Delta variant infections. The territory records 31 infections over the past two days. 
  • Nunavut reported 10 new infections.
  • In the Northwest Territories, mask requirements and appointments at many Yellowknife institutions will lift Monday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,416,661+ cases with 26,348+ deaths and 1,384,057+ recoveries. There are 6,256+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 183,319,994+ cases, 3,969,286+ deaths and 3,161,846,399+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Daily new case numbers are already climbing sharply in European countries such as the United Kingdom, Portugal and Russia. In some countries, the virus is spreading much faster among younger people. In Spain, for example, the national 14-day case notification rate per 100,000 people rose to 152 on Friday. But for the 20-29 age group, it shot up to 449.
  • South Africa registered more than 24,000 cases on Friday, its highest tally of new infections since the pandemic began.

July 2

  • Ontario reported 448 new cases today and Canada Day. There have now been 545,381 cases. The province has seen a total of 9,196 deaths, up 28 since June 30. There are 179 in hospital with 252 in intensive care, 160 on a ventilator. There are 46 new cases in Waterloo, 19 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Toronto, 17 in Hamilton and 16 in Peel Region. There have been 534,010 cases resolved.
  • So far, there have been 15,154,499 vaccinations in all. There are 5,185,939 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,833 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,415 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,628 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,995 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 25,161 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 16,001,372. There are 5,464 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with nine resident cases, four in staff. So far, 3,970 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses can reopen with limited capacity.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting three new cases for a total of 27,679. The death total is 591. There are 63 active cases and 27,025 recoveries. There are two in hospital. There are three outbreaks. So far, 1,072,803 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 324,006 are fully vaccinated.
  • Because of declining attendance, the Montfort Hospital’s COVID testing centre on Heron Road has now shut its doors after 15 months — the first in Ottawa to take that step.
  • Quebec is reporting 162 new cases since June 30 for a total of 375,019. So far, there have been 362,961 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,217 deaths, up seven. There are 110 in hospital, 34 in intensive care. The province completed 17,464 tests on June 30. So far, 8,514,401 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 10,993,905 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,524 cases so far. There have been 216 deaths. There are 71 active cases and 12,228 recoveries. There are three in hospital. So far, 385,050 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,415,284+ cases with 26,295+ deaths and 1,381,902+ recoveries. There are 7,087+ active cases.
  •  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada is on track to have everyone who is eligible fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the summer, noting that until around 80 per cent of people are completely immunized, the country will still be at risk for new surges. The federal government is expecting to have a total of 68 million vaccine doses delivered by the end of July.
  • Trudeau received a Moderna shot for his second dose on Friday morning. his first jab was AstraZeneca.
  • Worldwide, there have been 182,747,382+ cases, 3,957,753+ deaths and 3,120,917,445+ vaccine doses have been administered.

July 1

  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting five new cases for a total of 27,676. The death total is 591. There are 76 active cases and 27,009 recoveries. There are three in hospital. There are four outbreaks. So far, 1,036,696 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 292,862 are fully vaccinated.
  • Public health in Montreal has denied the Montreal Canadiens’ request to have 10,500 people in its stands in the Bell Centre when the Habs take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Friday.
  • However, as of Friday in Quebec, 5,000 people will be allowed to attend outdoor events with assigned seats and physical distancing of 1.5 metres, an increase from the current limit of 3,500.
  • Toronto has 45 per cent of eligible adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • The Region of Waterloo is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines.
  • People now seeking a first shot of COVID vaccine can walk into any vaccination clinic in Waterloo region without an appointment. A drive-thru vaccination site will open in Kitchener on Saturday to offer residents an accessible option. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,415,284+ cases with 26,295+ deaths and 1,381,902+ recoveries. There are 7,087+ active cases.
  • Health Canada has updated the label for the Oxford-AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines to add capillary leak syndrome as a potential side-effect. The agency is also including a warning for patients with a history of the ailment to not get those vaccines. Capillary leak syndrome is a very rare, serious condition that causes fluid leakage from small blood vessels (capillaries), which can result in the swelling of the arms and legs, sudden weight gain, low blood pressure, thickening of the blood and low levels of the albumin blood protein.
  • Worldwide, there have been 182,312,882+ cases, 3,949,126+ deaths and 3,219,583,105+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The Delta variant has now been found in all 50 American states.
  • Scientists in the Netherlands have found coronavirus is common in pet cats and dogs where their owners have the disease. While cases of owners passing on COVID-19 to their pets are considered to be of negligible risk to public health, the scientists say there is a potential risk that domestic animals could act as a “reservoir” for coronavirus and reintroduce it to humans.
  • Britain’s new health secretary said Monday he is confident that England is on track to remove the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19. Sajid Javid told Parliament that all the figures he’s seen suggested that the country is “heading in the right direction,” and said that “the restrictions on our freedoms must come to an end,” despite widespread concerns about a third surge in infections in the U.K. driven by the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. Government figures on Monday showed another big spike in infections, with 22,868 confirmed cases.
  • Australian authorities are scrambling to contain pockets of outbreak, as the country seeks to stem the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant. Seven cities home to some 12 million people are now in lockdown, including Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Meanwhile mixed messaging from the Australian government and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has created confusion — and hesitancy — about available vaccines and their safety.

June 30

  • Ontario reported 184 new cases today. There have now been 544,897 cases. The province added 14 more deaths for a total of 9,168. There are 251 in hospital with 271 in intensive care, 181 on a ventilator. There are 46 new cases in Waterloo, 19 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Toronto, 17 in Hamilton and 16 in Peel Region. There have been 533,472 cases resolved, up 322.
  • So far, there have been 14,741,138 vaccinations in all. There are 4,808,170 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,444 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,365 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,544 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,909 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 27,258 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,949,282. There are 11,704 test results pending.
  • There are three outbreaks in long term care residence with nine resident cases, four in staff. So far, 3,970 residents have died.
  • Ontario has entered Stage 2 of the reopening which means, among other things, personal care businesses can reopen with limited capacity.
  • Ottawa Public Health is reporting 11 new cases for a total of 27,671. The death total is 591. There are 81 active cases and 26,999 recoveries. There are five in hospital with one in intensive care. There are five outbreaks. So far, 1,036,696 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 292,862 are fully vaccinated.
  • Ottawa’s medical officer of health is urging young adults 18 to 39 to book appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Vera Etches said young adults have the lowest vaccination coverage in the city.
  • Etches also said that Ottawa is fending off the Delta variant with vaccinations so far. Ottawa Public Health reported nine cases of the delta variant had been confirmed in Ottawa last week. That number is now 22 cases.
  • Quebec is reporting 126 new cases for a total of 374,857. So far, there have been 362,756 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,210 deaths, up three. There are 117 in hospital, 35 in intensive care. The province completed 19,611 tests on June 28. So far, 8,292,290 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 10,974,165 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,513 cases so far, up nine. There have been 214 deaths. There are 71 active cases and 12,228 recoveries. There are three in hospital. So far, 375,986 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,414,736+ cases with 26,273+ deaths and 1,381,016+ recoveries. There are 7,447+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 181,920,675+ cases, 3,940,122+ deaths and 3,035,067,537+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 29

  • Ontario reported 299 new cases today. About 90 Toronto cases from 2020 have been added because of a data review. There have now been 544,713 cases. The province added 25 more deaths for a total of 9,154. There are 257 in hospital with 276 in intensive care, 185 on a ventilator. There are 130 new cases in Toronto, 69 in Waterloo, 20 in Peel Region, 11 in Grey Bruce, 10 in Durham Region and 10 in Niagara Region. There have been 533,150 cases resolved, up 371.
  • So far, there have been 14,472,741 vaccinations in all. There are 4,563,469 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,381 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,315 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,439 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,704 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 28,306 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,922,024. There are 11,990 test results pending.
  • There are five outbreaks in long term care residence with eight resident cases, five in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ontario’s new long-term care minister Rod Phillips apologized Tuesday for a provincial pandemic response that saw the deaths of nearly 4,000 long-term care residents with COVID-19. Phillips acknowledged the government “failed” residents, their families and staff members. “All of us in government, anyone who has read the LTC report, sees it was over decades that this sector was neglected, that investments weren’t made and so accountability rests with all of us who’ve been in government and, as I said, governments past but also governments present,” Phillips said.
  • That said, the province will ease restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings at care homes. Starting July 7, residents will be able to have outdoor visits of up to 10 people and indoor visits of up to two general visitors and two caregivers.
  • Ottawa Public Health is not reporting a new case today and has removed one from its total which is now 27,660. The death total is 591. There are 86 active cases and 26,983 recoveries. There are six in hospital with one in intensive care. There are six outbreaks. So far, 995,981 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 259,654 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 71 new cases for a total of 374,731. So far, there have been 362,646 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,207 deaths, up four. There are 122 in hospital, 31 in intensive care. The province completed 15,252 tests on June 27. So far, 8,183,301 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 9,937,295 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,504 cases so far, up six. There have been 214 deaths. There are 66 active cases and 12,218 recoveries. There are three in hospital. So far, 371,720 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,414,134+ cases with 26,238+ deaths and 1,380,080+ recoveries. There are 7,816+ active cases.
  • The number of Canadians who have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely double that shown in the official numbers, according to a disturbing new report published by the Royal Society of Canada. The report suggests that largely racialized communities and essential workers were the ones caught in the crosshairs, often perishing at home and going unreported as COVID-19 deaths.
  • This could mean that instead of 26,238+ deaths so far, up to 52,000 Canadian deaths may be linked to the pandemic.
  • Worldwide, there have been 181,515,520+ cases, 3,931,874+ deaths and 2,995,078,737+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • The Delta variant now accounts for about one in every five new coronavirus infections in the U.S., the CDC has said. And with more than half of the population still not fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, health experts and officials worry that regions with low amounts of virus protection could see surges in the fall and winter. Los Angeles County has just issued a plea for people to wear masks indoors because of surge in Delta infections in the largest county in the United States where there have been 33,641,487+ cases and 604,152+ deaths from COVID-19.
  • Moderna says its vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies against emerging variants, including the Delta variant first identified in India, in a lab study.
  • Indonesia, one of the most densely populated nations on Earth, is “on the edge of a COVID-19 catastrophe,” the Red Cross said Tuesday, as cases and hospitalizations spike. The Island nation has seen 2,156,465+ cases and 58,024+ deaths so far.

June 28

  • Ontario reported 210 new cases today. There have now been 544,414 cases. The province added three more deaths for a total of 9,129. There are 218 in hospital with 287 in intensive care, 191 on a ventilator. There are 37 new cases in Toronto, 26 in Waterloo, 25 in Grey Bruce, 15 in Peel Region, 12 in Hamilton and 12 in Niagara Region. There have been 532,779 cases resolved, up 326.
  • So far, there have been 14,207,510 vaccinations in all. There are 4,324,770 fully vaccinated.
  • Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 who live in designated hot spots for the Delta COVID-19 variant can book accelerated second vaccine dose appointments today. The health unit hot spots are Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York.
  • The province says there have been 143,350 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,273 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,428 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,629 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 13,071 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,893,718. There are 4,259 test results pending.
  • On Monday, everyone aged 18 and up who has had a first dose of an mRNA vaccine can book an appointment to receive their second shot ahead of schedule.
  • There are six outbreaks in long term care residence with eight resident cases, nine in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours for a total of 27,661. The death total is 591. There are 99 active cases and 26,971 recoveries. There are six in hospital with one in intensive care. There are seven outbreaks. So far, 995,981 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 259,654 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 254 new cases since June 25 for a total of 374,660. So far, there have been 362,523 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,203 deaths. There are 124 in hospital, 31 in intensive care. The province completed 15,233 tests on June 26. So far, 8,074,797 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 9,442,385 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 12,498 cases so far. There have been 214 deaths. There are 67 active cases and 12,191 recoveries. There are four in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 351,729 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec is now in the green zone, the lowest level of pandemic restrictions. As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • Parents are being told to keep children home from daycare for two weeks, and an outbreak has been declared at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter as Yukon continues to experience its “first true wave” of COVID-19. As of Sunday evening, there were 124 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory.
  • Nova Scotia reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. They are now 57 active cases in the province.
  • No new COVID-19 deaths were announced on Monday in. Manitoba, the day after a girl under age 10 died from the infection. Health officials said 61 new cases have been reported today.
  • Saskatchewan reported 17 new cases.
  • Alberta has seen 209 new cases and two additional deaths from the disease over the past four days.
  • British Columbia reported 145 new cases and five more deaths.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,413,203+ cases with 26,227+ deaths and 1,378,350+ recoveries. There are 8,626+ active cases.
  • Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan was done between June 1 and June 14. It asked 1,000 people about how closely they stuck to public health orders and where they were getting their information about the pandemic.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) data, provided in response to questions from CBC News, shows 2,731 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals have been reported in Canada’s national data set as of June 21. Someone is fully vaccinated two weeks after their second vaccine dose, reflecting the minimum time period needed to build full immunity, according to PHAC. The data shows infections among fully vaccinated Canadians represent just 0.5 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported since the country’s vaccine rollout started in December. 
  • Worldwide, there have been 181,197,496+ cases, 3,925,185+ deaths and 2,921,396,455+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • Australia is struggling to contain several COVID-19 clusters on Monday in what some experts have described as the nation’s most dangerous stage of the pandemic since the earliest days. The new clusters have highlighted the nation’s slow vaccine rollout with only five per cent of the population fully vaccinated. Media reports suggest that most of the new cases stem from a Sydney limousine driver who tested positive on June 16 to the delta variant, which is thought to be more contagious. He was not vaccinated, reportedly did not wear a mask and is suspected to have been infected while transporting a foreign air crew from Sydney Airport.

June 27

  • Ontario reported 287 new cases today. There have now been 544,204 cases. The province added 12 more deaths for a total of 9,126. There are 203 in hospital with 289 in intensive care, 191 on a ventilator. There are 66 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 42 in Toronto, 38 in Grey Bruce, 26 in Peel Region and 16 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 532,453 cases resolved, up 379.
  • So far, there have been 14,027,141 vaccinations in all. There are 4,163,621 fully vaccinated.
  • Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 who live in designated hot spots for the Delta COVID-19 variant can book accelerated second vaccine dose appointments today. The health unit hot spots are Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York.
  • The province says there have been 143,267 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,205 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,393 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,343 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 18,524 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,880,647. There are 4,921 test results pending.
  • There are six outbreaks in long term care residence with eight resident cases, nine in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were nine new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,650. The death total is 591. There are 106 active cases and 26,953 recoveries. There are six in hospital with one in intensive care. There are seven outbreaks. So far, 936,989 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 216,372 are fully vaccinated.
  • The Gatineau Hospital’s emergency department will be closed until 4 p.m. on Monday because of a nursing shortage, according to western Quebec’s health unit.
  • Quebec is no longer reporting updated data on weekends.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,412,768+ cases with 26,214+ deaths and 1,377,730+ recoveries. There are 8,824+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 180,881,737+ cases, 3,919,193+ deaths and 2,883,829,183+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 26

  • Ontario reported 346 new cases today. There have now been 543,917 cases. The province added 13 more deaths for a total of 9,114. There are 273 in hospital with 286 in intensive care, 183 on a ventilator. There are 64 new cases in Toronto, 39 in Waterloo, 34 in Peel Region, 32 in Grey Bruce and 24 in the Porcupine Health Unit region. There have been 532,074 cases resolved, up 503.
  • So far, there have been 13,824,469 vaccinations in all. There are 3,988,105 fully vaccinated.
  • Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 who live in designated hot spots for the Delta COVID-19 variant can book accelerated second vaccine dose appointments today. The health unit hot spots are Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York.
  • The province says there have been 143,150 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,195 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,385 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,126 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 25,626 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,862,123. There are 8,950 test results pending.
  • There are six outbreaks in long term care residence with eight resident cases, nine in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were six new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,641. The death total is 591, up two. There are 118 active cases and 26,932 recoveries. There are five in hospital with one in intensive care. There are seven outbreaks. So far, 936,989 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 216,372 are fully vaccinated.
  • The Gatineau Hospital’s emergency department will be closed until 4 p.m. on Monday because of a nursing shortage, according to western Quebec’s health unit.
  • Quebec is no longer reporting updated data on weekends.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,412,226+ cases with 26,197+ deaths and 1,376,904+ recoveries. There are 9,125+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 180,568,910+ cases, 3,912,198+ deaths and 2,848,916,997+ vaccine doses have been administered.
  • A growing number of people around the world have experienced a lost or diminished sense of smell, or anosmia, immediately after contracting COVID-19. Months later, many — 43 per cent, according to one U.K. study — also develop parosmia, a condition that can make familiar smells suddenly seem repulsive.

June 25

  • Ontario reported 256 new cases today. There have now been 543,571 cases. The province added two more deaths for a total of 9,101. There are 275 in hospital with 284 in intensive care, 202 on a ventilator. There are 39 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 38 in Peel Region, 36 in Toronto, 18 in Grey Bruce and 17 in Hamilton. There have been 531,571 cases resolved, up 293.
  • So far, there have been 13,568,209 vaccinations in all. There are 3,761,221 fully vaccinated.
  • The province says there have been 143,035 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,161 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,270 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,080 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 26,561 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,836,497. There are 11,063 test results pending.
  • There are eight outbreaks in long term care residence with 11 resident cases, 10 in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 18 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,635. The death total is 589. There are 137 active cases and 26,909 recoveries. There are six in hospital with two in intensive care. There are seven outbreaks. So far, 936,989 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 216,372 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 88 new cases for a total of 374,406. So far, there have been 362,130 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,202 deaths. There are 135 in hospital, 40 in intensive care. The province completed 20,320 tests on June 23. So far, 7,781,350 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 9,348,479 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been 16 new cases reported today for a total of 12,472. There have been 214 deaths. There are 68 active cases and 12,166 recoveries. There are five in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 351,729 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,411,634+ cases with 26,192+ deaths and 1,376,098+ recoveries. There are 9,344+ active cases.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can have dinner together inside someone’s house without having to keep their distance or wear a mask.
  • The agency released a chart following the briefing that laid out what people can do if they are fully or partially vaccinated.
  • It says someone who is meeting people who are double-dosed while gathering in a small group outside doesn’t need to physical distance or wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
  • In outdoor settings where people with unknown vaccination statuses from different households are mixing, it says someone who is fully vaccinated doesn’t need a mask, but people who aren’t should think about keeping it on.
  • In larger crowds at a concert, the agency says fully vaccinated people might still want to think about keeping their mask on, even if they don’t have any underlying conditions.
  • Federal COVID-19 modelling, warns the Delta variant could make a possible fourth wave of the pandemic worse that initially thought, even as the number of infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across the country, as more Canadians get fully vaccinated.
  • Federal health officials say the Delta variant is the “latest hurdle” to the country’s fight in the pandemic, and could cause hospital capacity to be exceeded if it takes hold throughout the fall and winter.
  • Worldwide, there have been 180,098,221+ cases, 3,902,458+ deaths and 2,799,795,399+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 24

  • Ontario reported 296 new cases today. There have now been 543,315 cases. The province added six more deaths for a total of 9,099. There are 284 in hospital with 300 in intensive care, 189 on a ventilator. There are 95 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 35 in Toronto, 20 in Peel Region and 19 in Hamilton. There have been 531,278 cases resolved, up 384.
  • So far, there have been 13,321,816 vaccinations in all. There are 3,542,439 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 142,925 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,156 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,270 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 1,056 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 29,514 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,809,936. There are 11,294 test results pending.
  • There are eight outbreaks in long term care residence with 13 resident cases, 11 in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ontario will enter Step 2 of the reopening of the province two days early on June 30 which will allow, among other things, hair salons and other personal care services to open again at v25 per cent capacity. Essential retail can operate at 50 per cent capacity; non-essential at 25 per cent. Outdoor dining can now have six people at the table. Churches can open to 25 per cent and weddings and funeral can have 35 in attendance. People will be able to gather indoors with up to five people not from the household.
  • The announcement was made by Dr. David Williams who will leave his job as chief medical officer of health on June 26. Williams also introduced his successor, Dr. Kieran Moore, formerly Kingston’s chief medial officer.
  • Step 3 is currently scheduled for July 23. The province is not moving into Step 3 sooner even though current vaccination levels would meet Step 3 criteria because of concern about the rise of the Delta variant. Williams said he would like to see 80 per cent vaccinated with one dose and 40 per cent fully vaccinated before moving to Step 3.
  • Because of a Delta variant surge, Waterloo Region is not entering Step 2 at this time.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 13 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,617. The death total is 589. There are 151 active cases and 26,877 recoveries. There are seven in hospital with three in intensive care. There are seven outbreaks. So far, 899,115 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 189,451 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 96 new cases for a total of 374,318. So far, there have been 361,952 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,202 deaths, up four. There are 143 in hospital, 38 in intensive care. The province completed 20,632 tests on June 22. So far, 7,712,961 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 9,348,479 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been eight new cases reported today for a total of 12,448. There have been 214 deaths. There are 65 active cases and 12,177 recoveries. There are five in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 347,490 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • Traffic is once again flowing at the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border after a protest blockade held over Nova Scotia’s restrictions on entry from New Brunswick was cleared away by police Monday night. Nova Scotia will open its borders to New Brunswickers and to fully vaccinated Canadians without requiring quarantine starting June 30. Nova Scotia reported five new COVID cases today. New Brunswick reported two. 
  • Manitoba had 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with two more deaths.
  • Saskatchewan reported 54 new cases today.
  • Alberta confirmed an additional 73 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday along with one more death.
  • B.C. health officials announced 75 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on Thursday.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,411,486+ cases with 26,187+ deaths and 1,375,847+ recoveries. There are 9,452+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 179,687,376+ cases, 3,893,798+ deaths and 2,763,576,610+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 23

  • Ontario reported 255 new cases today. There have now been 543,019 cases. The province added 11 more deaths for a total of 9,093. There are 295 in hospital with 305 in intensive care, 190 on a ventilator. There are 57 new cases in Toronto, 53 in the Region of Waterloo, 25 in Peel Region and 23 in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region. There have been 530,894 cases resolved, up 460.
  • So far, there have been 13,096,628 vaccinations in all. There are 3,343,744 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 142,647 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,154 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,263 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 975 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 27,364 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,780,422. There are 13,342 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 16 resident cases, 14 in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Media reports indicate Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet will move Ontario into Step 2 of the government’s reopening plan next Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 15 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,604. The death total is 589, up one. There are 172 active cases and 26,854 recoveries. There are in 10 hospital with three in intensive care. There are eight outbreaks. So far, 863,204 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 164,598 are fully vaccinated.
  • Quebec is reporting 127 new cases for a total of 374,222. So far, there have been 361,840 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,198 deaths, up three. There are 161 in hospital, 40 in intensive care. The province completed 22,162 tests on June 21. So far, 7,592,578 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,803,035 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been nine new cases reported today for a total of 12,448. There have been 214 deaths. There are 65 active cases and 12,160 recoveries. There are four in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 342,248 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • As well, all adults 18 and up in the province can now schedule a second vaccination.
  • New Brunswick announced one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday and defended the province’s decision to open its borders to Canadians who have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine without any need for isolation.
  • Nova Scotia had no new cases today. Meanwhile, at the border with New Brunswick, protesters continued to snarl the crossing over Nova Scotia’s decision to apply restrictions to those crossing into the province.
  • Manitoba reported 122 new cases and three more deaths; neighbouring Saskatchewan reported 32 new cases and one more death.
  • Alberta reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and two new deaths. 
  • British Columbia reported 56 new cases and no deaths today. 
  • In Canada, there have been 1,410,206+ cases with 26,155+ deaths and 1,373,889+ recoveries. There are 10,162+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 179,258,465+ cases, 3,884,611+ deaths and 2,718,943,144+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 22

  • Ontario reported 296 new cases today. There have now been 542,764 cases. The province added 60 more deaths for a total of 9,082. Some 54 deaths added today are from previous months and are included, the province says, because of a data review. There are 334 in hospital with 314 in intensive care, 202 on a ventilator. There are 123 new cases in Toronto, 61 in Waterloo, 37 in York Region and 20 in Peel Region. There have been 530,434 cases resolved, up 442.
  • So far, there have been 12,869,310 vaccinations in all. There are 3,145,372 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 142,393 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,154 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,256 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 916 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 16,784 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,753,058. There are 11,986 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 19 resident cases, 16 in staff. So far, 3,967 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were eight new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,589. The death total is 588. There are 172 active cases and 26,829 recoveries. There are in 10 hospital with five in intensive care. There are eight outbreaks. So far, 863,204 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 164,598 are fully vaccinated.
  • The City of Ottawa is reporting a new record of 17,549 vaccine doses administered Monday. This helped the city reach 77 per cent of first doses and 21 per cent of second doses for residents 18 years and older. Residents 12 and older reached 75 per cent of first doses and 20 per cent ofsecond doses.
  • Ottawa residents can now use an online tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics in Ottawa. The tool allows eligible residents to sign up daily for a COVID-19 vaccine wait list to receive a first or second dose appointment.
  • CBC reports that victims of violence against women are facing a struggle to get court-ordered protection in Ottawa because of the pandemic and, some experts say, an apparent hesitancy to issue them.
  • Quebec is reporting 84 new cases for a total of 374,095. So far, there have been 361,675 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,195 deaths, up four. There are 161 in hospital, 40 in intensive care. The province completed 16,367 tests on June 20. So far, 7,491,684 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,285,035 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been three new cases reported today for a total of 12,439. There have been 214 deaths. There are 68 active cases and 12,154 recoveries. There are four in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 337,527 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • All of Quebec will move to the green zone as of Monday, as new cases drop and vaccinations rise.
  • Premier Francois Legault said today those in private homes with both vaccine doses can gather without wearing masks, and  3,500 people are welcome at outdoor festivals without assigned seating. A maximum of 10 people can gather indoors, and 20 people outdoors. At restaurants and bars, staff can now seat 10 people at an indoor table, and 20 people can sit together on terrasses. “Monday, we’ll go from small parties to medium parties,” Legault said.
  • The limit for outdoor sports is now 50 players plus 50 spectators, and for indoor sports: 25 players and 25 spectators. For weddings, the limit is now 25 people for indoor ceremonies and 50 outdoors.
  • While vaccinations are at about 80 per cent for first doses, those under 40 are lagging. Legault encouraged people in Laval and Montreal to get vaccinated.
  • Nova Scotia reports two new cases and two deaths; Newfoundland reports one new case, as did New Brunswick.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,4010,012+ cases with 26,153+ deaths and 1,373,109+ recoveries. There are 11,029+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 178,879,640+ cases, 3,875,132+ deaths and 2,675,183,083+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 21

  • Ontario reported 270 new cases today. There have now been 542,468 cases. The province added three more deaths for a total of 9,022. There are 261 in hospital with 323 in intensive care, 202 on a ventilator. There are 47 new cases in Toronto, 44 in Waterloo, 42 in Peel, 22 in York Region, 12 in Ottawa and 12 in Niagara. There have been 529,992 cases resolved, up 486.
  • So far, there have been 12,669,775 vaccinations in all. There are 2,972,700 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 142,215 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,154 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,254 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 887 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 13,828 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,736,274. There are 4,589 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 18 resident cases, 15 in staff. So far, 3,966 residents have died.
  • Ontario will offer Moderna vaccine doses to those who are receiving their second dose shots in coming days because of a temporary shortage of Pfizer vaccine doses. The province says it is safe to mix mRNA vaccines.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 11 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,581. The death total is 588. There are 186 active cases and 26,807 recoveries. There are in 12 hospital with five in intensive care. There are nine outbreaks. So far, 862,947 have received at least one dose. Of that total, 164,598 are fully vaccinated.
  • The City of Ottawa is opening new community clinics and new appointment slots for vaccinations because of a surge in the number of Moderna vaccine doses coming to the city. A memo issued to city council Friday states the city received 27,000 doses Friday and another 25,000 are being shipped to local pharmacies. More doses are expected in coming days.
  • Quebec is reporting 90 new cases for a total of 374,011. So far, there have been 361,675 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,191 deaths. There are 168 in hospital, 39 in intensive care. The province completed 16,307 tests on June 18. So far, 7,404,597 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,285,035 doses so far.There has been a total of 11,195 deaths, up four. There are 161 in hospital, 40 in intensive care. The province completed 16,367 tests on June 19. So far, 7,491,684 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,285,035 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been six new cases reported today for a total of 12,436. There have been 214 deaths. There are 68 active cases and 12,148 recoveries. There are three in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 334,156 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Nova Scotia did not find a new case of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours.
  • Manitoba continues to see a reduction in its daily COVID-19 cases, with a total of 74 new cases reported Monday, along with one more death.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,409,195+ cases with 26,079+ deaths and 1,371,486+ recoveries. There are 11,453+ active cases.
  • The federal government has announced that fully vaccinated Canadian and permanent resident travellers only will not have to quarantine in an approved hotel, starting July 5. Direct flights from India to Canada will continue to be banned, but direct flights from Pakistan will be allowed. The Canada-U.S. border remains closed to non-essential travel until July 21.
  • Children under 12 do have to quarantine for two weeks because they can’t be vaccinated. They can quarantine at home, however.
  • Worldwide, there have been 178,554,302+ cases, 3,867,647+ deaths and 2,633,346,091+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 20

  • Ontario reported 318 new cases today. There have now been 542,198 cases. The province added 12 more deaths for a total of 9,019. There are 226 in hospital with 333 in intensive care, 208 on a ventilator. There are 51 new cases in Waterloo, 49 in Peel, 45 in Toronto and 20 in Hamilton. There have been 529,506 cases resolved, up 504.
  • So far, there have been 12,551,150 vaccinations in all. There are 2,874,280 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 142,113 cases of infection by the Alpha (B1117) variant, 1,154 by the Beta (B1351) variant and 4,230 by the Gamma (P1) variant and 751 cases of the Delta (B1617) variant.
  • Ontario completed 21,063 tests in the past 24 hours for a total of 15,722,446. There are 6,150 test results pending.
  • There are nine outbreaks in long term care residence with 23 resident cases, 19 in staff. So far, 3,966 residents have died.
  • Ottawa Public Health says there were 26 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 27,570. The death total is 588. There are 207 active cases and 26,775 recoveries. There are in 12 hospital with four 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 103 new cases for a total of 373,921. So far, there have been 361,352 recoveries. There has been a total of 11,191 deaths, up two. There are 170 in hospital, 39 in intensive care. The province completed 17,300 tests on June 18. So far, 7,343,066 vaccine doses have been delivered. The province has received 8,285,035 doses so far.
  • In the Outaouais, there have been four new cases reported today for a total of 12,430. There have been 214 deaths. There are 68 active cases and 12,148 recoveries. There are three in hospital; one in ICU. So far, 331,634 have been vaccinated with at least one dose in the Outaouais.
  • Western Quebec’s health authority says it’s temporarily unable to schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments because of a delay in delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses.
  • In Canada, there have been 1,408,123+ cases with 26,054+ deaths and 1,369,844+ recoveries. There are 12,453+ active cases.
  • Worldwide, there have been 178,308,964+ cases, 3,862,031+ deaths and 2,598,677,050+ vaccine doses have been administered.

June 19

  • 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.

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.

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