Manitoba’s battle with the third wave of COVID-19 is putting an ongoing strain on the province and its health care system, with a senior health official saying Friday that public health orders are unlikely to ease much for now.
on Friday, Manitoba It reported 329 new cases and four additional deaths. Dozens of COVID-19 patients have remained in intensive care units in other counties in an effort to free beds.
“Our daily cases are improving a little bit, but our healthcare system is still suffering,” Dr. Jaz Atwal, the regional deputy chief of public health, said in an interview with the media on Friday.
“There are far too many people in intensive care units, both in Manitoba and outside the province, fighting for their lives. Manitoba residents have the potential to help stop the third wave. It is up to all of us to take steps to protect each other.”
The county’s ongoing state of emergency has also sent two heart patients out of the county for treatment.
Amid the current challenges, Atwal said the county is unlikely to see a significant easing of COVID-19 restrictions when current public health orders expire at the end of next week.
“I think we’re still in a tough spot here,” Atwal said. “If we unpack something, I don’t expect it to be major changes in [health] Orders, quite frankly. It will be minor changes.”
in the neighborhood SaskatchewanOn Friday, health officials reported 89 new cases of COVID-19, while Alberta It reported 244 new cases and seven additional deaths.
British Columbia It reported 183 new cases and one additional death. It was the fourth consecutive day that the county’s daily new case count is below 200.
From The Canadian Press and CBC News, last updated at 7 p.m. ET
What’s happening all over Canada
As of 7:15 p.m. ET, Canada has reported 1,389,508 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 26,575 considered active. The death toll from CBC News was 25,679.
More than 25.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to the CBC Vaccine Tracker.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press briefing Friday that Canada will receive more than two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine each week through the end of August.
Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr Theresa Tam, said trends continue to move in the right direction in Canada.
“Every week, we’re approaching 75 percent of eligible Canadians who have received their first dose of preventive vaccine against COVID-19,” Tam said, noting that provinces and territories are accelerating programs to get second doses to people.
“Getting that second dose is important, both to protect you and to build immunity in your community.”
Quebec On Friday, it reported 279 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths, According to the regional dashboard.
at Ontario, the county reported 914 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths. According to county numbers, the number of hospitalizations is 687, with 522 people in the intensive care unit due to COVID-19.
across the north, Nunavut On Friday, Prime Minister Joe Savikatak reported one new case of the COVID-19 virus, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 10.
no Northwest Territories And the Yukon No new cases were reported on Friday.
In Atlantic Canada on Friday, Newfoundland and Labrador Two new cases of COVID-19 reported, Nova Scotia It reported 15 new cases and new bronze I mentioned 10.
Prince Edward Island It reported two new cases on Thursday.
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–From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 7:15 p.m. ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Friday evening, more than 172.3 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. Corona Virus Tool. The reported global death toll has reached more than 3.7 million.
In the Asia Pacific India reported 132,364 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a downward trend as recoveries outpaced new cases this week, and prompted many state governments to ease some restrictions.
The latest update from the Health Ministry on Friday brought the country’s total to more than 28.6 million, the second highest in the world after the United States. The ministry said 2,713 people died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 340,702. These numbers are definitely lower than that.
Myanmar on Friday reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases since health services and testing collapsed following the February 1 coup, raising concerns about the outbreak near the border with India.
The 212 cases reported from across the country are low compared to many of Myanmar’s neighbors, but still the highest in more than four months.
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In the Americas, White House officials say US producers of vaccine materials and ingredients will no longer have to prioritize requests from three companies working on COVID-19 shots. The change is expected to alleviate global shortages of key vaccine materials for companies and governments abroad.
Mexican officials said Friday they will use one million US doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to vaccinate people along the border.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the United States are part of an effort to fully reopen border crossings, which are currently limited to essential travel.
In the Middle eastThe United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have made the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available as a booster injection for those who were initially immunized with a vaccine developed by China’s national pharmaceutical group, Sinopharm.
at EuropeBritain said the Group of Seven major industrialized nations agreed on Friday to speed up and share clinical trial results, for example, of vaccines to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and future threats to global health.
The UK Department of Health said the G7 Therapeutics and Vaccines Clinical Trials charter sets out common principles to accelerate the speed at which clinical trials generate evidence to enable timely and decisive action on outcomes.
France is bringing itself back onto the list as a destination for vaccinated international tourists, eliminating the need for coronavirus tests for vaccinated Europeans and allowing vaccinated tourists from most parts of the world, including the United States, to return as well but still with a negative test.
The relaxed rules will take effect from Wednesday, providing a boost to the French tourism sector. However, tourism will not be possible from countries grappling with the spread of the virus and worrying variables.
— From The Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 7:05 p.m. ET