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Latest COVID update April 4: Vaccine numbers delayed, Moderna shipment arrives, active cases rise – CKOM News Talk Sports

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There was no new data on COVID vaccinations in Saskatchewan this Easter Sunday.

The Ministry of Health reported in its daily update that it will launch a new web page with data on vaccines by age range Monday.

In preparation, they did not report Sunday’s vaccination numbers. Those will be included in Monday’s update.

The update also reported three new COVID related deaths in the province: two people in the 50-59 age group in Regina and one person who was 80 or older in the southeast zone. Those deaths raise the province’s total to 439.

Active cases rose once again. There were 221 new cases and 165 recoveries reported, leaving the active case load at 2,196.

The new cases were reported in the Regina (112), Saskatoon (27), southeast (26), south-central (15), central-east (13), far northeast (seven), northwest (seven), northeast (six) and north-central (three) areas. The location for one new case is still under investigation, while one previously reported case has been assigned to the north-central zone.

The seven-day average of daily new cases now stands at 216, or 17.6 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 141 new cases of variants discovered in Saskatchewan. So far, there have been 2,367 variants throughout the Regina (1,626), south-central (180), southeast (167), Saskatoon (134), central-east (33), north-central (18), southwest (seven), far northeast (four) and northwest (two) regions. The location of 184 variant cases is still under investigation.

There are 194 people in the hospital, which includes 150 individuals receiving inpatient care in the far northeast (one), northwest (ten), north-central (two), Saskatoon (45), central-east (12), Regina (69), central-west (one), south-central (one) and southeast (eight).

The other 44 are in intensive care in the north-central (two), Saskatoon (10), central-east (two), Regina (27) and south-central (three) zones.

A shipment of the Moderna vaccine has also arrived in the province. The 7,200 doses have been distributed to the far northwest, far northeast, northeast and southeast zones. Another 14,100 Moderna doses are expected to arrive April 7.

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330 people are in BC hospitals with COVID-19 – MY PG NOW

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B.C. is reporting 832 new cases of COVID-19, 117 in Northern Health, 153 in Interior Health.

There are 5,697 active cases in the province, of those cases, 330 individuals are in hospital and 148 are in intensive care.

The north has 977 active cases, and the interior has 1,181.

87.3% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of a vaccine and 79.9% received their second dose.

The new/active cases include:

* 377 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 1,932

* 114 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 909

* 153 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 1,181

* 117 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 977

* 71 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 654

* no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: 44

There were five new deaths reported, one was in Northern Health.

From Sept. 15-21, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 75.5% of cases and from Sept. 8-21, they accounted for 82.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 15-21) – Total 4,417

* Not vaccinated: 2,996 (67.8%)

* Partially vaccinated: 342 (7.7%)

* Fully vaccinated: 1,079 (24.4%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 8-21) – Total 437

* Not vaccinated: 327 (74.8%)

* Partially vaccinated: 34 (7.8%)

* Fully vaccinated: 76 (17.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 15-21)

* Not vaccinated: 289.0

* Partially vaccinated: 87.9

* Fully vaccinated: 27.0

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 8-21)

* Not vaccinated: 46.5

* Partially vaccinated: 13.3

* Fully vaccinated: 1.8

After factoring for age, people not vaccinated are 25.8 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated.

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U.S. CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 65 and older, high risk – CBC.ca

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An advisory panel at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and for some adults with underlying medical conditions.

The vote by the group on Thursday clears the way for a booster roll-out to begin as soon as this week for millions of people who had their second dose at least six months ago.

It also follows Wednesday’s emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine for seniors 65 and up and for certain adults at a high risk of severe COVID-19.

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Man assaulted nurse over vaccinating his wife: Quebec cops – Toronto Sun

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The man accused the nurse of having “vaccinated his wife without his consent” before repeatedly punching the woman in the face, police said.

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Sherbrooke police have turned to the public to help track down a man who assaulted a nurse Monday at a local pharmacy.

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Police say a man showed up at the office of a nurse assigned to give vaccinations at a pharmacy on 12th Ave. N.

“He was angry and aggressive,” said police spokesperson Martin Carrier.

The man accused the nurse of having “vaccinated his wife without his consent” before repeatedly punching the woman in the face and leaving, police said, adding that the nurse was taken to hospital to treat “serious” injuries to her face.

The man being sought is 30 to 45 years old, of medium build and has a dark complexion. He has short dark hair, dark eyes and “big eyebrows.”

The man spoke French and was wearing a dark sweater and jeans. He wore earrings and had a hand tattooed with what resembled the image of a cross.

Police are urging anyone with any information on the case to call them at 1-800-771-1800.

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