Digital Desk, Ottawa. In Canada, 1,827 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1,758,706, of which 1,705,513 people recovered and 29,448 people died. Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, recorded the highest daily number of new cases since September 24, with 711 new cases and 5 deaths reported on Thursday. According to the report of the news agency Xinhua, in today’s report, there are a total of 609,429 cases of coronavirus infections in Ontario while 9,955 people have died.
The rolling seven-day average in Ontario is now 597, up from 532 this time last week. At least 278 Covid-19 infected cases are admitted, including 129 in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Of the 711 new cases on Thursday, 322 are non-vaccinated cases and 314 are fully immunized. There are 47 people with unknown vaccine status and 28 who have been partially vaccinated. Last week Ontario announced a halt to the next phase of its reopening plan for at least 28 days because of a surge in cases.
On Thursday, 129 new cases of corona were reported in Ontario schools. Of the infections detected in schools, 114 were reported in students, 14 in staff and one unidentified person. Another populous province of Quebec reported 720 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. A total of 205 patients are in hospitals with symptoms of corona virus, of which 46 are in ICU. Most of Thursday’s cases were reported in people who either received their first dose less than two weeks ago or have not yet taken a single dose.
That group included 432 of the 720 new reported cases and 13 of the 20 new hospitalizations. Public health officials said unvaccinated people were 4.2 times more likely to catch the virus, and 15.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated people. So far 436,804 people have been infected with this virus since Corona in the province. Of that number, 419,156 people recovered and 11,550 died. Of the eligible population age 12 and older, 91 percent of Quebecers have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 87 percent are fully vaccinated.
The Canadian government is reportedly set to announce on Friday that Health Canada has approved a coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Pfizer said in a statement Thursday in Canada that the company is ready to deliver pediatric doses to Canada immediately following Health Canada authorization.