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Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. Canada could see “outdoor summer” with return to some activities if the current pace of COVID-19 vaccination continues: Tam
  2. Spike in variant cases prompts Britain to speed up second doses for those over 50
  3. New study finds an increase in willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine since November, when shots were first approved

There have been 1,318,404 cases of COVID-19 reported in Canada. 24,869 people have died and another 1,220,107 have recovered. There are currently 3,640 patients in hospitals due to COVID-19, 1,326 of whom are in the ICU. At least 17,733,843 single doses of vaccine have been administered to date, about 87 per cent of the country’s available supply.

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Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.

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People sit in an observation area after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic for newly eligible 12 to 15-year-olds in Pasadena, California, U.S on May 14, 2021.


Coronavirus in Canada

In Ottawa, the country’s top doctor said Canada may have “passed the peak” of the third wave, as average daily COVID-19 case counts dropped to fewer than 7,000 for the first time since April.

  • There’s also been a decline in severe illness, with an average of fewer than 4,000 COVID-19 patients being treated in hospital each day, Dr. Theresa Tam said.
  • About 50 per cent of adults have had at least one vaccine dose, Dr. Tam said, suggesting that if Canada maintains this pace, summer could include small outdoor gatherings, patios, and outdoor sports.
  • For that to happen, at least 75 per cent of adults must receive at least one jab, and at least 20 per cent must receive both doses, according to federal modelling.

COVID-19: A new report from a study tracking 14 countries since April, 2020 has found that willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine has risen in every country except Australia since November, when the first vaccines were approved.

COVID-19 vaccines: Ottawa said Canada is expected to receive 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna next week.

Coronavirus around the world

  • In Britain, a spike in COVID-19 variant infections prompted the government to reduce the interval between first and second doses for those over the age of 50. Health officials are considering sending vaccines to areas hard-hit by variants. The number of cases of the more contagious B.1.617.2 mutation has almost doubled in the past couple of weeks to 1,313, according to the country’s public health group.
  • France widened eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to anyone over 18 this week, unlocking a surge in demand. At the beginning of the vaccination campaign, polls showed many were reluctant to get the shot, partly because of concerns about rare side effects.

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Sources: Canada data are compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data are from Johns Hopkins.

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