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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 – National Post

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

In Canada, the provinces are reporting 22,252 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,329,036 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 3,506.758 per 100,000.

There were 91,260 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 1,538,860 doses delivered so far. The provinces and territories have used 86.36 per cent of their available vaccine supply.

Please note that Newfoundland, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the territories typically do not report on a daily basis.

Newfoundland is reporting 2,438 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 16,458 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 31.431 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Newfoundland for a total of 20,950 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 4.0 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 78.56 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

P.E.I. is reporting 1,782 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 10,610 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 66.886 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to P.E.I. for a total of 11,875 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 7.5 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 89.35 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

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Nova Scotia is reporting 4,036 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 24,049 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 24.643 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Nova Scotia for a total of 36,750 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.8 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 65.44 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

New Brunswick is reporting 2,539 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 21,182 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 27.155 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to New Brunswick for a total of 26,825 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.4 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 78.96 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Quebec is reporting 1,979 new vaccinations administered for a total of 299,673 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 35.022 per 1,000. There were 91,260 new vaccines delivered to Quebec for a total of 401,685 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 4.7 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 74.6 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Ontario is reporting 9,107 new vaccinations administered for a total of 489,484 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 33.323 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Ontario for a total of 523,675 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.6 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 93.47 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

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Manitoba is reporting 663 new vaccinations administered for a total of 56,707 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 41.181 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Manitoba for a total of 69,600 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 5.1 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 81.48 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Saskatchewan is reporting 485 new vaccinations administered for a total of 50,326 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 42.68 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Saskatchewan for a total of 46,525 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.9 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 108.2 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Alberta is reporting 2,918 new vaccinations administered for a total of 152,056 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 34.542 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Alberta for a total of 159,075 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.6 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 95.59 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

British Columbia is reporting 4,260 new vaccinations administered for a total of 176,015 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 34.30 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to British Columbia for a total of 188,500 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.7 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 93.38 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

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Yukon is reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 11,514 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 275.91 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Yukon for a total of 18,900 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 45 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 60.92 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

The Northwest Territories are reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,157 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 313.77 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to the Northwest Territories for a total of 19,100 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 42 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 74.12 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Nunavut is reporting 160 new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,805 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 175.722 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Nunavut for a total of 15,400 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 40 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 44.19 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Notes on data: The figures are compiled by the COVID-19 Open Data Working Group based on the latest publicly available data and are subject to change. Note that some provinces report weekly, while others report same-day or figures from the previous day. Vaccine doses administered is not equivalent to the number of people inoculated as the approved vaccines require two doses per person. The vaccines are currently not being administered to children under 18 and those with certain health conditions. In some cases the number of doses administered may appear to exceed the number of doses distributed as some provinces have been drawing extra doses per vial.

This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and was first published February 17, 2021.

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Quebec reports 749 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths as province expands vaccine access – CityNews Montreal

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MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 749 new cases of COVID-19 today along with 10 new deaths linked to the virus.

The province also says it administered 19,865 doses of vaccine on Friday as its vaccination campaign ramps up.

The latest vaccination figures, the highest the province has reported in a single day so far, come as Quebec opens vaccine eligibility to more people.

To date, provincial figures show 532,012 doses of vaccine have been administered out of a total of 638,445 that the province received.

Quebec reported 601 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 today, a decrease of 16 from the day before.

The number of people hospitalized includes 109 people in intensive care, down by two.

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New Brunswick reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, possible exposure at Miramichi school – Global News

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New Brunswick health officials reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.

Two of the new cases were in the Saint John region and one was in the Fredericton region. All three of these are travel-related, the province says.

One case in the Edmundston region is under investigation. Two other cases in the Miramichi region are close contacts of previously reported cases.

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A mass testing clinic was set up to determine the spread of the virus in the Miramichi zone. It is being held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Dr. Losier Middle School in Miramichi.

“This is available for individuals who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 but want to be tested,” the province said in a release.

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“Screening tests will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Asymptomatic people do not need to self-isolate while awaiting results, unless advised to do so by Public Health.”

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New Brunswickers with symptoms are required to book an appointment to get tested.

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The province says a total of 1,601 tests of asymptomatic individuals were completed at the site in the last two days.

“Test results being completed at the microbiology laboratory at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton will take 24 to 48 hours to process.”


Possible exposure at Gretna Green Elementary

Health officials say a possible exposure to a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Gretna Green Elementary School in Miramichi.

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The province says the school community has been notified and public health is conducting contact tracing.

“If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing.

“If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.”

The province says Gretna Green has been closed all week for March break.


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To date, New Brunswick has confirmed 1,453 cases of COVID-19 and has seen 1,389 recoveries.

There have been 28 deaths linked to the virus. As of Saturday, three patients are hospitalized and two are in intensive care.

Friday, 1,642 tests for COVID-19 were conducted for a total of 233,878 since the pandemic began.

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In addition, all of the provinces health zones are gearing up to transition back to the yellow phase of COVID-19 recovery at midnight on Sunday.

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COVID-19 vaccines could be available to the general public in Kingston in May, top doctor predicts – CTV Edmonton

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KINGSTON —
As new COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kingston, the city’s top doctor is hopeful everyone in the region will have access to the vaccine by May.

Medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore confirmed to CTV News Ottawa on Saturday, that with Canada now being the first country to approve a fourth vaccine, he believes inoculation of the general public could begin in two months.

With vaccinations in the city’s long-term care homes beginning only in mid-January, it was a slow start to Kingston’s vaccination campaign, but Moore says the effort will ramp-up now.

“We’ve reached 10,000 individuals with doses given of vaccine,” he says. “We‘ve had a very aggressive week this week of trying to get doses into arms.”

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s Public Health remains in phase one of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with immunization still under way for long-term care home residents and frontline healthcare workers. 

Starting next week, hundreds more a day will be vaccinated in a pilot project that will see pharmacists administering doses.

“I do think anyone who wants access will be offered the vaccine will be offered it very, very quickly and I think we’ll have robust heard immunity over the next several months,” said Moore of the roll out during a press conference on Thursday.

Demand for the vaccine in the region is high, and public health has been flooded with calls asking to book an appointment for the shot. Health officials warn they can’t book appointments for those who aren’t yet eligible, and there is no waiting list.

They advise waiting to be contacted when it’s your turn.

Andrew Vanoverbeke says getting the vaccine will mean his two-year-old daughter will be able to see her grandparents.

“We’re doing the Zoom and stuff but it’s not the same as being able to give hugs and just play. It’s really hard,” Vanoverbeke says. “I’m excited about it. And the sooner the better for us.”

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