The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Friday, July 16, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times east): 1:45 p.m. Manitoba reports 39 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. Two previous cases were removed due to data corrections for a net increase of 37.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times in the east):

1:45 p.m.

Manitoba reports 39 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.

Two previous cases were removed due to data corrections for a net increase of 37.

The five-day test positive rate fell below three percent for the first time in months.

In the province it is 2.9 percent and in Winnipeg 2.7 percent.

12:15 p.m.

New Brunswick today reports two new cases of COVID-19.

Health officials say the new cases are in the Moncton area and are considered travel-related.

The province has eight active reported cases of COVID-19 and no one is hospitalized with the disease.

About 56.9 percent of New Brunswickers 12 and older are fully vaccinated, and 80.3 percent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Quebec today reports 83 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus.

Hospital admissions rose by three to 84 and 25 people were in intensive care, according to health officials, an increase of two.

The province says 99,852 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were given on Thursday.

Health Minister Christian Dubé, Finance Minister Eric Girard, and Provincial Vaccination Campaign Leader Daniel Paré, held a COVID-19 briefing today at the Provincial Lottery Commission headquarters in Montreal.

10:30 am

Ontario reports that there are 159 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths related to the virus in the province.

Health Secretary Christine Elliott said there are 34 new cases in the Gray Bruce Region, 25 in the Waterloo Region, 23 in Toronto and 12 in the Peel Region.

According to the Ministry of Health, 158 people are in intensive care due to the novel corona virus, 112 people are on a ventilator.

Ontario said more than 168,500 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since Thursday’s report, bringing the total to more than 17.8 million doses in the province.

10:25 am

Manitoba begins offering COVID-19 vaccine doses in provincial campsites and beaches.

Temporary pop-up clinics will be alternating between Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Asessippi Provincial Park starting today.

The vaccinations are available to anyone aged 12 or over who has not yet been fully vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 16, 2021.

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