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Manitoba has seen some signs of improvement in the ongoing COVID-19 battle, but a provincial health official says there are still too many people in the hospital.
On Friday, Manitoba reports 329 new cases and four more deaths.
“Our day-to-day cases are pretty much improving, but our health care system is still struggling,” Drs. Jazz Atwal, the province’s deputy chief public health officer, when speaking to the media on Friday.
“There are a lot of people in ICUs, both in Manitoba and outside the province, who are struggling for their lives. Manitobans have the power to help stop the third wave. We all have steps to take to protect everyone. . “
Amid current challenges, Atwal said the province is unlikely to see a reason to lift the COVID-19 bans when public health orders expire by the end of next week.
In the neighborhood Saskatchewan, health officials reported 89 new COVID-19 cases on Friday afternoon.
From The Canadian Press and CBC News, last updated at 3:40 pm ET
What is happening across Canada
As of 1:55 pm ET, Canada is reporting 1,388,992 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 27,129 considered active. The death toll on CBC News stood at 25,671.
More than 25.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date nationwide, according to CBC vaccine tracker.
Canada will receive more than two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine each week until the end of August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in an instruction on Friday.
Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says trends continue to move in the right direction in Canada.
“Every week, we get close to 75 per cent of eligible Canadians receiving their first dose of vaccine protection against COVID-19,” Tam said, citing that counties and territories are working to facilitate program to get the second dose in people.
“Taking the second dose is important, both for your own protection and for building immunity in your community.”
Quebec on Friday reported 279 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, according to a provincial dashboard.
on Ontario, the province reported 914 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more died. According to provincial figures, those hospitalized reached 687, with 522 people in the ICU due to COVID-19.
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Across the North, Nunavut on Friday reported a new case of COVID-19, according to Premier Joe Savikataaq, bringing the number of active cases in the territory to 10. Neighboring health officials Territories northwest and Yukon has not yet provided updated information for the day.
Prince Edward Island reports two new cases on Thursday.
In the Prairie provinces on Thursday, Alberta reports 296 new cases and five more died.
British Columbia Residents who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can choose whether they want to stay on the same shot or take one of the other options, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. Health officials reported 199 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday – the third day in a row with as few as 200 cases – with two new deaths.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 3:40 pm ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Friday afternoon, more than 172.2 million COVID-19 cases were recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. using the coronavirus. The reported death toll worldwide stands at more than 3.7 million.
on Asia-Pacific region, India also reported 132,364 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries surpassing new cases this week, and prompting in many state governments to ease certain restrictions.
The latest update from the Health Ministry on Friday raised the country’s total number of cases to more than 28.6 million, the second highest in the world after the United States. The ministry said 2,713 more people had died in the past 24 hours, driving a total toll of 340,702. These numbers are actually undercounts.
Myanmar on Friday reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases since health and testing services collapsed after the Feb. 1 coup, adds to concerns about a growing outbreak near the Indian border.
The 212 cases reported from across the country are small compared to many of Myanmar’s neighbors, but are still the highest in more than four months.
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on Americans, White House officials said U.S. makers of vaccine materials and ingredients will no longer prioritize orders from the three companies working on the COVID-19 shot. The change is expected to alleviate the worldwide shortage of essential vaccine materials for overseas companies.
Mexican officials said Friday they would use one million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the United States are part of an effort to also fully open border crossings, which are now limited by essential travel.
on Middle East, The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have made the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available as a booster shot of the first vaccine vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group, Sinopharm.
on Europe, Britain said the G7 advanced economics group on Friday to facilitate and share results from clinical trials, for example, vaccines to better address the COVID-19 pandemic and future threats global health.
The charter of G7 Therapeutics and Vaccines Clinical Trials sets out shared principles to facilitate the pace at which clinical trials produce evidence to enable the right and correct action on findings, according to Britain’s health ministry.
France has restored itself to the menu as a destination for international vaccinated tourists, removed the need for coronavirus tests for vaccinated Europeans and allowed vaccinated tourists to return from most of the rest of the world, including the United States. is still on a negative test.
The relax rules start on Wednesday, giving impetus for France’s tourism sector. Tourism, however, is unlikely, however, from countries battling virus outbreaks and frightening diversification.
-From The Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 4:15 pm ET
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