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Saskatchewan says it will abolish all COVID-19 limitations, including the mask mandate, by July 11. Although there has been a "steady drop" in COVID-19 cases in Canada, the country's chief public health officer has urged Canadians to remain vigilant in the face of more dangerous coronavirus variations.

"This virus is nimble and swift, and it likes a niche to play another trick," Dr. Theresa Tam tweeted on Sunday. Tam reported on Saturday that the more infectious delta form had increased by 66% in the previous week, and added on Sunday that "there are still regions in Canada with high incidence >200 cases/100,000 people."

"We can't let the continuous declines in disease activity fool us into thinking the task is over," she warned. "Persistence and our two lines of defense will get us through this: 1. Maintaining individual/public health measures 2. Increasing Vaccination Coverage." So far, more than 20% of eligible Canadians have been fully immunized, and more than 75% have gotten at least one dose.

Tam previously stated that provinces should begin lifting public health restrictions only if 75% of all adults have received at least one vaccine dosage and 20% are fully vaccinated. Some provincial governments are already doing so. Even though the province hasn't met its ultimate COVID-19 immunization objective, Saskatchewan's government stated it will suspend all public health measures by July 11 including mandatory masks and gathering size limits.


Currently, 70% of individuals over the age of 18 have received their first dose, but only 69% of residents aged 12 and older have received their first shots. Initially, the full implementation of Step 3 of the re-opening roadmap was not supposed to begin until 70% of inhabitants aged 12 and older had their first dose of vaccination.

Moe stated in a video message on Twitter that the province will "achieve that aim in the next few days." The province's announcement comes the same week as neighboring Alberta announced that on July 1, practically all COVID-19 public health restrictions will be lifted. On Thursday, the government met the vaccine level required for the final stage of its three-step reopening plan, with more than 70% of eligible Albertans receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Sunday, Alberta recorded 100 new COVID-19 cases and one death. As of Sunday, Canada had recorded 1,408,835 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 11,759 still active. According to CBC News, the death toll stood at 26,076. According to the CBC's vaccine tracker, more than 32 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country thus far.

The Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia is continuing its 32-hour vax-a-thon clinic in Surrey. According to Christine Mackie, the authority's director of operations, approximately 5,700 people have made appointments for the 7,000 dosages offered at the Guilford Recreation Centre in Surrey.

Overnight clinics have been held elsewhere in Canada, but Fraser Health claims this is the first in British Columbia. Manitoba recorded 93 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, its lowest daily increase since April 14, along with six additional deaths. Meanwhile, at least seven post-secondary institutions in the province have announced that they will not resume full-time, in-person classes for the autumn semester.

According to David Docherty, president and vice-chancellor of Brandon University, physical separation may still be required even if most Manitobans are vaccinated, providing obstacles for universities to reintegrate everyone. On Sunday, Ontario recorded 318 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths.

A fully vaccinated 90-year-old woman who lived in a long-term care home in Kitchener was among those who died. The woman lived in Winston Park, which is now experiencing an outbreak of the illness. There are nine instances at the home, four of which are among the personnel and five of which are among the inmates. This is the first death to occur as a result of the most recent outbreak.

On Sunday, Quebec recorded 103 new cases and two new deaths. In Montreal, public health officials are attempting to capitalize on playoff enthusiasm by hosting a walk-in immunization clinic outside the Bell Centre for Sunday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

On Sunday, two more instances were reported in the Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It is the lowest number of new daily cases in Nova Scotia since April. Yukon health officials have identified 29 additional cases of community transmission among unvaccinated people. A database of COVID-19 infections revealed more than 178.2 million instances registered worldwide as of Sunday. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the global death toll has risen to more than 3.8 million.

According to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Uganda is one of several African countries reporting the greatest number of new weekly cases since the pandemic began. President Yoweri Museveni has implemented comprehensive new anti-coronavirus measures, including a restriction on all motor movement except for necessary staff.

In Europe, Portuguese authorities confirmed fears that the novel delta version of the coronavirus is to blame for an increase in cases in the Lisbon region. According to the National Health Institute of Portugal, the highly contagious variety that was discovered in India has a prevalence of 60% of new cases in the country's capital.

In Asia, China announced the administration of more than one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccination. Following a cautious start, the pace of vaccinations has risen in the country of 1.4 billion people. According to government statistics, the overall number of dosages administered more than doubled in less than a month, from 500 million to 1 billion.

The White House will finalize allocating 80 million US-made COVID-19 shots that it has vowed to supply abroad in the coming days in the Americas, with shipments moving out as soon as the countries are ready to receive them, according to a top US official.


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