- Analysis | Manitoba officials did not heed warnings about the third wave of COVID-19. Now the hospitals are overwhelmed.
- Ontario has reported 916 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest number since mid-February.
- 550 health care workers were vaccinated to attend Maple Leafs-Canadiens Game 7 in Toronto.
- Fireworks, litter and some violence accompany the end of a noisy curfew in Quebec.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants a deal with the G7 over vaccine passports.
- South Africa’s president said his country will impose stricter measures in the face of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases
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Quebec lowered several regions — including Quebec City — from their highest epidemic alert level on Monday, as the province reported fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since mid-September.
Health officials have reported 276 new infections and one more death from the novel coronavirus. They said the number of hospitalized cases fell by two to 362. They said 89 people are in intensive care, one drop. The last time the county reported fewer than 300 daily cases was on September 17, with 297.
Prime Minister Francois Legault said last week that the COVID-19 situation had improved enough to allow eight regions to move fully or partially to the orange alert level from the red level.
On Monday, five regions – including Quebec City – moved to the orange level, which means gyms and indoor dining at restaurants can reopen. In the Chaudiere-Appalaches, Estrie and Bas-St-Laurent regions, several municipalities remained on the red alert level while the rest of the region on Monday moved to orange.
Montreal and Laval remain red zones, although the prime minister said he expects those two areas to turn orange on June 7.
Last week, the government eased restrictions across the province, scrapping curfews and allowing private outdoor gatherings, even in Montreal and Laval.
–From The Canadian Press, last updated at noon EST
What’s happening all over Canada
As of Monday noon, Canada had reported 1,379,872 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 34,582 being considered active. CBC News’ death toll was 25,526. More than 23.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to cbc vaccine tracker, This means that more than 56 percent of eligible Canadians have received the first dose.
at Ontario, people 80 years of age or older are eligible to move the date of the second dose of vaccine to only four weeks after the first vaccine was given.
On Monday, the county recorded 13 more deaths related to the disease and 916 new cases of COVID-19 — the lowest single-day number the county has seen since mid-February. The number of hospitalizations has reached 731, Ontario health officials reported, with 617 people in the intensive care unit due to the COVID-related illness.
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Nunavut No new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, with Prime Minister Joe Savikatak saying there are now nine active cases in the territory. Health officials in Northwest Territories And the Yukon No updates yet provided for today.
In Atlantic Canada on Sunday, Nova Scotia It reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.
at newfoundland and labrador, Health officials have reported seven new cases of COVID-19. County health officials have tightened restrictions in some communities in the western part of the county as they deal with a cluster of cases.
new bronzeMeanwhile, it has reported nine new cases of COVID-19. No new cases were reported in Prince Edward Island.
In the prairie provinces, it was hit hard Manitoba On Sunday, it reported 292 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths. The county has had to send intensive care patients out of the county to try to make space in strained hospitals.
at Saskatchewan, health officials reported one new death and 171 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The news came on the same day Saskatchewan took the first step in reopening its roadmap.
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Alberta On Sunday, 391 new cases and five additional deaths were recorded. The number of hospitalizations in the province fell to 446 from 478 on Saturday.
British Columbia It will report updated numbers covering the weekend later on Monday.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at noon EST
What is happening around the world
As of late Monday morning, more than 170.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to an online coronavirus tracking tool operated by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The reported global death toll has reached more than 3.5 million.
at AfricaSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that his country will impose stricter measures in the face of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases that indicate the virus is “rising again” in the hardest-hit country on the continent.
In a live televised address, Ramaphosa said positive cases in South Africa in the past seven days were 31 percent higher than the week before, and 66 percent higher than the week before. He said some parts of the country, including the commercial hub Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria, were now in the third wave.
“We have seen in other countries the tragic consequences of letting the virus spread unchecked,” Ramaphosa said. “We cannot let our guard down.”
South Africa has more than 1.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 56,000 deaths, which is more than 30 percent of the cases and 40 percent of the deaths recorded by all 54 African countries, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control. control and prevention.
The increase in the number of cases has also drawn more attention to the delayed introduction of the vaccine in South Africa. Only about 1.5 percent of the country’s population of 60 million has received the vaccine.
In the Asia Pacific In the region, the sharp rise in cases of new variants in parts of Southeast Asia that were less affected by the epidemic led to new restrictions, factory closures and attempts to rapidly scale up vaccination programmes.
Vietnam will suspend incoming international flights to its capital, Hanoi, from Tuesday.
China on Monday reimposed travel controls to combat the coronavirus in the southern Guangdong province, declaring that anyone leaving the densely populated area should be tested for the virus after a spike in infections alarmed authorities.
The Serum Institute of India will increase production of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by about 40 percent in June, officials said on Monday, in a first step toward alleviating shortages that have worsened the country’s battle with the coronavirus. The world’s second most populous country has been grappling with a catastrophic outbreak of COVID-19 since last month, which is only now beginning to wane after tens of thousands of people have been killed.
In the AmericasPresident Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that Venezuela will receive five million coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX program from July and will seek doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
at EuropeBritish health authorities aim to vaccinate 15,000 people in a single day at London’s Twickenham rugby stadium as part of a race to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus.
The strain, which was first identified in India, is responsible for the majority of new cases in the UK, which is seeing a spike in infections after weeks of decline. Scientists say the variant is more transmissible even than the previously dominant strain first found in the UK, but current vaccines are effective against it.
In the Middle eastState media quoted Iran’s Energy Minister as saying on Saturday that Iraq had agreed to transfer 125 million US dollars of frozen Iranian funds to purchase 16 million vaccine doses.
-From Reuters and The Associated Press, last updated at 11:55 a.m. ET
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