The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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

6:40 p.m.

The number of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care in Alberta has fallen below 100, and stands at 97.

The province is reporting 231 additional COVID-19 cases today, but no new deaths.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, says in a tweet that Alberta's test-positivity rate is 4.5 per cent.

There are 4,884 active COVID-19 infections in the province.

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5:15 p.m.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan has dropped to 1,196 as the number of vaccines administered in the province has surpassed 800,000 doses.

Saskatchewan is reporting 73 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

The age eligibility for receiving a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine drops from 65 and older to 60 and older on Monday.

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2:10 p.m.

Manitoba is reporting 221 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths.

All three of the people who died were over 60, in the Winnipeg health region, and had the virus variant first detected in the United Kingdom.

There are 346 provincial residents in hospital with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces.

Thirty-seven Manitoba patients are in intensive care units outside the province, with 34 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta.

Manitoba's current five-day test-positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 13 per cent in Winnipeg.

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1:10 p.m.

Public health officials in New Brunswick are reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today.

Authorities say the sources of all three infections have been traced back to travel or to previously reported cases.

There are now 133 active reported COVID-19 infections across the province, including five people in hospital.

Public health says 69 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have now received a first dose of vaccine.

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1 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 204 active reported infections.

Officials say 20 people are in hospital due to the disease, and six of those patients are in intensive care.

Premier Iain Rankin issued a release today commending residents for following the strict public health orders introduced as the province grappled with historic high caseloads in early May.

The province has logged 5,663 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic emerged last spring.

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12:50 p.m.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19.

Officials say one case is connected to a growing cluster in the western Newfoundland region, while the other four are close contacts of previously known cases.

Public health says there are now 30 confirmed infections linked to the western Newfoundland cluster.

With eight new recoveries since Saturday, there are 68 active reported COVID-19 infections across the province.

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11:15 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 179 new cases of COVID-19 today -- the lowest number of new daily cases reported since Sept. 7 -- and no additional deaths linked to the disease.

The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations decline by nine from yesterday to 274, while the number of patients in intensive care dipped by three to 61.

Authorities say 83,166 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours for a total of 6,096,312.

Montreal reported the highest number of new cases in the province with 57.

No other region in the province reported more than 20 new infections.

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11 a.m.

Ontario is reporting the lowest COVID-19 daily infection rate seen in more than seven months.

The province is reporting 663 new virus cases today, along with 10 associated deaths.

Case counts haven't fallen below the 700 mark in Ontario since mid-October.

The Ministry of Health says 545 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 510 patients in intensive care and 344 on a ventilator.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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