More Ontarians who live in designated hot spots for the COVID-19 delta variant are eligible to book their second vaccine doses early starting today.
Health units covering Toronto, Bell, Halton, Porcupine, Wellington, Dufferin Guelph, Waterloo and York, Hamilton, Simcoe Muskoka and Durham are hot spots for the most infectious virus variant.
People in those health units who received their first dose of the mRNA vaccine on or before May 30 can switch to their second dose today.
The regional vaccination reservation portal for those eligible opened at 8 a.m. ET.
The county says sometime next week, all adults who received a first dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna product can book a second appointment 28 days after their initial shot.
The second doses were initially booked four months after the first in Ontario, but the province is shortening that schedule as more vaccine is expected to arrive in the province.
Health officials in Ontario On Wednesday, 11 additional deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
-From The Canadian Press, last updated at 9:55AM ET
What’s happening all over Canada
As of 11:25 a.m. ET Wednesday, Canada has reported 1,410,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 10,586 active cases. CBC News’ death toll is 26,169. More than 33.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to the CBC Vaccine Tracker.
at QuebecOn Wednesday, health officials reported three additional deaths and 127 new cases of COVID-19. The update came a day after the prime minister announced additional easing of restrictions set to begin on Friday.
Across the North on Wednesday, no new cases were reported Nunavut. Health officials in Yukon and the Northwest Territories No updated information is provided for today.
Traffic was halted Wednesday along the Trans-Canada Highway at Nova Scotia’s border with New Brunswick as protests against COVID-19 travel restrictions continued, police said. The protest came after Prime Minister Ian Rankin announced on Tuesday that Nova Scotia would impose revised quarantine rules on people arriving from New Brunswick.
In Atlantic Canada on Tuesday, health officials reported four cases of COVID-19, including:
- Two new cases and two deaths in Province of Nova Scotia.
- One new case in new bronzeMore than 20 percent of eligible people have been fully vaccinated.
- One new case in Newfoundland and LabradorHealth Secretary John Hagee said most people who book second doses will not be able to choose a particular mRNA vaccine.
There were no new cases in Prince Edward Island, as officials are ramping up recruitment to handle the PEI Pass travel document system.
In the prairie counties on Tuesday, Manitoba 69 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Health officials also reported five deaths, including one of a patient being treated outside the county.
Saskatchewan Meanwhile, no new deaths and 36 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported. The update came as officials said more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the county.
at AlbertaOn Tuesday, health officials reported one death and 57 new cases of COVID-19.
at British ColumbiaMore than 1 million people in the county have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials said Tuesday. The news came as the county reported no new deaths and 56 additional cases of COVID-19.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 11:25AM ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Wednesday morning, more than 179.1 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to data reported by Johns Hopkins University’s case tracking tool. The The global death toll has been reported It reached more than 3.8 million.
In the Middle eastAbu Dhabi is offering tourists free COVID-19 vaccinations, which were previously restricted to UAE nationals and residence visa holders.
at EuropeThe mayor of Moscow announced, on Tuesday, the imposition of new restrictions on the Corona virus, saying that “the situation with the Corona virus is still very difficult” in the Russian capital.
In the the Americas, Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming the 10th country in the world to achieve this unwanted number.
The South American country of 50 million people has been recording a growing number of daily cases since April, and over the past seven days has had the world’s third-highest per capita death rate from COVID-19, according to data published by Oxford and Jones University. Hopkins University COVID tracker.
at Africa, On Tuesday, the World Health Organization said the number of reported cases on the continent had risen to more than 5.2 million, with more than 137,000 deaths. South Africa, the worst affected country on the continent, has reported more than أبلغ 11,000 new cases Tuesday.
In the Asia Pacific Experts said that vaccinations in India over the next few weeks may not live up to the level set on the first day of the federal campaign.
Australia’s most populous state reported the largest daily increase in cases in nearly a week, while New Zealand has temporarily halted quarantine-free travel with the state.
— From The Associated Press, Reuters, and CBC News, last updated at 7 a.m. ET