OntarioDaily COVID-19 case count Back up more than 3,000 As new public health measures come into effect in the province.
Government figures released on Saturday show 3,009 new viral infections today and 3,089 diseases yesterday. (Province suspends data sharing for Good Friday holiday.)
Ontario also recorded 39 new deaths linked to COVID-19 over a 48-hour extension.
A provincial-wide “strike” to suspend personal services at Ontario restaurants and stop eating in person came into effect early this morning. Essential and non-essential retailers can remain open with capacity limits of 50 and 25 percent, respectively, while schools remain open during the 28-day strike.
What’s going on across Canada
As of 2pm on Saturday, Canada had registered 998,181 cases of COVID-19, with 53,855 cases considered to be active. A CBC News death toll was 23,051.
In British Columbia, Health officials have expanded vaccine access and eligibility for residents of small, remote communities on Vancouver Island.
Island Health now says people over the age of 18 in Tofino, Uglolet, Port Hardy, Port McNeil and Port Alice You can request a location now.
Manitoba Signed in 181 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death On Saturday.
Quebec Confident 1,282 new cases and three new deaths.
A group of doctors, epidemiologists and other health professionals have called on the Quebec government to close the Montreal area, violating spiral control before the spread of corona virus variants.
New Brunswick Nine new cases have been registered, seven of which are in the Edmundston region. There are hundreds of residents in the area Vaccination is planned In community clinics on the weekends.
Nova Scotia Saw Four new infections, Bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 32.
What is happening around the world
As of Saturday, more than 130.3 million cases of Covid-19 had been reported worldwide, according to the Corona virus surveillance tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University in the United States. The global death toll is more than 2.84 million.
In EuropeItaly has entered a three-day strict nationwide lockout to prevent an Easter trip and new outbreaks of the corona virus. Police set up road checks to make sure people were close to home. Additional patrols were ordered to break up large crowds in the squares and parks, which are usually crowded with tourists on Easter weekend.
In Asia, South Korea’s daily corona virus outbreak has surpassed 500 for the fourth day in a row, with unprecedented speed since January, with experts worried about another virus outbreak amid slow release of vaccines. South Korean officials have insisted they can buy a wait-and-see approach to vaccines because the country’s outbreak is not as bad as in the US or Europe.
In United States, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez says he was tested positive for the corona virus in January, despite being vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine. The Russian company Kamaleya, which made the vaccine, tweeted that the shot was 91.6 percent against the infection and 100 percent against the critical events.
In Africa, Kenya has ordered a halt to private imports of vaccines. Private health care facilities are charging about $ 80 for the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, while government agencies are providing free Astrogenene vaccines from the global Kovacs initiative.