Provincial health authorities also confirmed 95 more people have died after testing positive for COVID-19.
So far, the disease has claimed 21,004 lives in Canada.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, warned of the danger of the new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus.
She said while most of the new variant cases in the country have been linked to travel, “there is evidence of community spread in at least 3 provinces and links to outbreak activity in long term care homes & other congregate settings, including a workplace.”
Tam said the “risk of losing our hard won progress” in slowing the spread of the virus “is very real.”
She said Canadians must be “hyper vigilant” with public health measures while we wait for vaccines to become available.
However, Canada has struggled to provide a steady stream of vaccines to the provinces and territories, after shipments from both Pfizer and Moderna were delayed.
In line with Well being Canada, as of Feb. 4, 1,198,200 vaccine doses had been distributed throughout Canada.
Of these, 1,153,989 have been administered to date, that means roughly 1.54 per cent of Canadians have been vaccinated in opposition to the virus.
However, talking at a press convention on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Canada is about to obtain “tens of hundreds” of Pfizer vaccine doses within the coming weeks.
Trudeau additionally stated Canada is “nonetheless very a lot on observe” to obtain “tens of hundreds of thousands of doses into the spring,” and reitereated that each one Canadians who would love a vaccine may have entry to at least one by the top of September.
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Provinces, territories report new instances
In Ontario, 1,072 new instances and 41 new fatalities have been reported.
The brand new infections imply so far, a complete of 281,566 folks have contracted the virus in Ontario, whereas 6,596 have died.
In the meantime, 989 new instances in Quebec carry the provincial whole to 272,726.
Well being authorities additionally stated 34 extra folks have died after testing optimistic for the virus, bringing the variety of COVID-19 associated fatalities in Quebec to 10,112.
In Saskatchewan, 180 new instances of COVID-19 have been detected, and provincial well being authorities stated two extra folks have died.
Thus far, the province has recorded 25,843 coronavirus infections and 348 fatalities.
Fifty-nine new instances of the virus have been reported in Manitoba on Wednesday, for a complete of 30,471.
Well being officers additionally stated six extra folks have died, pushing the provincial demise toll to 859.
In Atlantic Canada, 68 new instances have been detected.
Newfoundland and Labrador well being officers stated 53 extra folks have fallen in poor health, whereas 14 new instances have been detected in New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia added one new an infection, for a complete of 1,588.
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Prince Edward Island didn’t launch any new COVID-19 knowledge on Wednesday, nevertheless, the newest numbers launched on Tuesday stated the province has seen 114 confirmed instances of the virus, 110 of that are thought-about recovered.
In the meantime, in western Canada, 808 extra instances and 12 new fatalities have been reported.
Well being authorities in British Columbia stated 469 extra folks have contracted the illness, and 6 extra have died.
Thus far, the province has seen 71,856 COVID-19 infections and 1,269 fatalities.
In Alberta, one other 339 have fallen in poor health, pushing the entire case load within the province to 127,570.
Six extra deaths means so far 1,728 folks have died after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
Each the Northwest Territories and Nunavut every reported one new case of the virus on Wednesday.
International infections surpass 107 million
Globally, the entire quantity of people that have contracted the coronavirus has topped 107 million.
By 6 p.m. ET, 107,223,174 had examined optimistic for the virus, in line with a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
For the reason that virus was first detected in China in late 2019, it has killed 2,350,316 folks all over the world.
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