The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

6:15 p.m.

Alberta is reporting one death and 46 new COVID-19 infections for a total of 569 active cases.

The province says 33 of the 113 people in hospital are receiving intensive care.

The seven-day average of daily cases sits at 40.

Some 74.3 per cent of eligible people 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine.

The province has announced outdoor prizes including free fishing and hunting licences to try to get more people vaccinated.

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5:15 p.m.

More than 50 per cent of all eligible adults in British Columbia are now fully vaccinated.

The Health Ministry says in a news release that 79.3 per cent of eligible people 12 and older have had their first shot.

The province is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths over the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations are down to 65 people, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

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3:35 p.m.

Saskatchewan is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 today, and no new deaths.

Thirty more people have recovered, leaving the province with 363 active cases.

The province is also reporting 54 people in hospital, including nine in intensive care.

Provincewide, 73 per cent of those aged 12 and older have now received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Fifty-six per cent of those 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

According to provincial statistics, of the 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in June, over 80 per cent were in unvaccinated people.

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2:35 p.m.

Yukon is expanding the number of people allowed to gather under COVID-19 restrictions with more than three-quarters of residents fully vaccinated.

Premier Sandy Silver and chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley say organized gatherings of up to 200 people will be allowed immediately with masks, physical distancing and other public health protocols in place.

Hanley is recommending that fully vaccinated people can have personal gatherings of up to 20 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, but the unvaccinated are encouraged to stick with their “safe six” because they are at significantly higher risk of infection.

Hanley also encouraged daycares to return to full capacity beginning Monday now that cases associated with daycares in Whitehorse are under control and most have recovered.

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1:35 p.m.

Manitoba is reporting 53 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.

However, nine earlier cases have been removed due to data correction, for a net increase of 44.

The five-day test positivity rate has fallen to four per cent provincially and 3.8 per cent in Winnipeg.

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12:30 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries.

As of today, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19.

Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in intensive care.

Since April 1, there have been 4,128 positive COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths.

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12:15 p.m.

New Brunswick is once again reporting no new COVID-19 cases.

Health officials have reported no new infections for nine consecutive days.

There are two active reported cases of COVID-19 in the province and no one is in hospital with the disease.

About 53.5 of New Brunswickers aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated and 79.9 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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11 a.m.

Quebec is reporting no deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus for the second consecutive day.

Health officials are also reporting 75 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Officials say hospitalizations dropped by six, to 79, and 25 people were in intensive care, unchanged since Tuesday.

Authorities say 91,241 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

The province’s public health institute says 82.5 per cent of residents over 12 have received at least one dose of vaccine and 49.7 per cent are considered fully vaccinated.

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10:30 a.m.

Ontario reports 153 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and seven more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 28 new cases in Toronto, 23 in the Region of Waterloo, and 20 in Grey Bruce Region.

The Ministry of Health says that 180 people are in intensive care due to the novel coronavirus and 116 are on a ventilator.

Elliott says that more than 179,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Tuesday's report for a total of more than 17.4 million doses in the province.

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10:25 a.m.

The Nunavut government says it will begin testing waste water for COVID-19 in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet.

Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson says testing is part of a three-month pilot project.

With Iqaluit sitting steady at zero cases, Patterson also says restrictions can be eased even more in the city starting Friday.

Outdoor gatherings limits will increase to 100 people, while 15 people will be allowed to gather in a household.

Restaurants, bars and places of worship can also open at 50 per cent capacity.

There are no cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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