Howard Naju, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, on Thursday asked Canadians not to meet with residents of other homes.
Corona virus cases and hospital admissions fell sharply from peaks in January to high levels, but the trend has changed since the vaccines came out. Seven-day cases rose to 5,086 on March 31, up 40 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the beginning of the month, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Other trends of concern are on the rise. The number of different cases in the country on March 31 was 70 percent higher than the previous week. British Columbia recorded the highest number of daily cases this week. There have never been more corona virus patients in intensive care in Ontario.
Across the country, public health officials and epidemiologists report that patients admitted to hospital with a more serious illness are younger than previous surgeries. The age of the affected youth varies across the country, but generally they are under 60 years of age.
As Adolstein Brown, co-chair of the team of scientists advising Ontario Premier Duck Ford, spreads new varieties, you will find the Covid-19 being killed fast and young. Modeling To the province. “It’s spreading much faster than it used to be, and we can not vaccinate enough to break this third wave.”
According to Alison Kelvin, a virologist with the Vaccine Infectious Diseases Organization at the University of Saskatchewan, young people can transfer the elderly to hospitals because many of the most vulnerable elderly people have been vaccinated at one time, while young people are essential workers and variants of the most serious disease.
“Variations operate according to different rules,” he said.
British Columbia, which has previously been praised for its handling of the epidemic, announced on Monday that it would suspend indoor meals for three weeks in bars and restaurants, worship services and indoor group fitness classes. Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry said the variations were triggering an uprising.
The Whistler Black Camp Ski Resort was also ordered to close. Officials said it was the location The “worrying” cluster of the B1 variant was first identified in Brazil. 83% of cases in Whistler are population age 20 to 39 Statistics From Vancouver Coastal Health.
Quebec imposed stricter restrictions in several areas this week, recently easing restrictions, including closing schools, theaters, gyms, hair salons and essential businesses for 10 days. Authorities in the area have imposed curfews until 9:30 pm and imposed restrictions on places of worship.
Quebec Prime Minister Franசois Legalt said, “If people do not need to go to work, they should stay home.
In neighboring Ontario, Ford revoked a stay order for most of the state in February, which, despite warnings from the panel, advised that this could lead to an increase in cases. On Thursday, he pulled off what he called a provincial “emergency break”, closing indoor and outdoor dining and imposing capacity restrictions on businesses, weddings and funerals.
These restrictions are less severe than those of the province, which implemented measures in December that included closing down unwanted businesses and schools.
Brown, who is also the dean of the Talla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, drew a dark picture of the province’s intensive care units based on what he heard from front-line health care workers.
“The whole family is now in intensive care,” he said. “We have to split families in ambulances and helicopters and move them to other areas with spare beds. … [One] The family was spread across three cities in three different hospitals, all of which died. ”
Lavina Munshi, a complex care physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, said many patients in her hospital’s ICUs are essential workers. He said they were often from low socioeconomic backgrounds and would lose pay checks if they had to stay home to be tested or if they were unwell.
Munshi, who will be part of a government advisory committee, said the new regulations in Ontario are unlikely to do much to break those exchange chains.
“The epidemic has really unraveled the huge imbalances that existed in our health care system,” he said. “We hope that a measure such as paid sick leave will actually consider the work of the government.”
Corona virus trends in Canada are reflected in other parts of the United States and elsewhere. In many European countries, cases are soaring, hospitals are soaring and governments are imposing new restrictions on community gatherings, businesses and schools.
Canada’s vaccine release came to a slow start, partly hampered by a lack of domestic vaccine production capacity and a delay in importing doses from abroad. It has picked up speed in recent weeks, but Canada is still lagging behind many peers.
As of April 1, Canada had given 15.6 doses per 100 people, according to Oxford University’s Ever World in Data, a third of the United States. Less than 2 percent of people in Canada are fully vaccinated against the corona virus.
In Alberta, Prime Minister Jason Kenny, who has delayed moving to the next stage of its reopening program amid rising cases, said this week that “in the race between vaccines and variants of Govt-19, variations are winning.”
The publication has bright spots, especially in long-term care homes where vaccines are preferred after catastrophic outbreaks that have caused at least 69 percent of Canada’s corona virus deaths. Report From the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Data from Ontario last month showed that the vaccine is available Reduced the risk of infection and death Among residents Outside of those facilities is estimated at 89 percent and 96 percent, respectively, compared to the control group of seniors living outside those systems. Other areas Announced Similar findings.
“Having very few vaccines and little protection like this is encouraging,” Kelvin said. “But we’re going through a vaccination curve now … so I hope we can get some control in the future.”