The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, July 5, 2021

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

9:46 p.m.

Yukon's top doctor is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 between Friday and Monday noon.

Dr. Brendan Hanley says this brings the total number of active infections to 149.

Yukon has seen 351 COVID-19 cases since June 1 for a total of 425.

Hanley says the territory has had five deaths since November 2020.

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7:20 p.m.

British Columbia health officials reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

This bring the total infections in the province to 147,790.

Officials also reported three COVID-19-related fatalities.

They say more than 78 per cent of those eligible in B.C. have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 36 per cent have got their second shot.

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6:45 p.m.

Alberta is reporting a total of 139 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days.

There were 42 cases on Friday, 53 on Saturday and 44 on Sunday.

There were also two more deaths from the infection for a total of 2,303 since the pandemic began.

The active number of cases sits at 831.

Some 136 people are hospitalized, 32 of them in intensive care.

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3:35 p.m.

Saskatchewan is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 today for an active caseload of 360.

There are no new deaths, although 65 people are in hospital, with 11 of those in intensive care.

The seven-day average of cases is 33, or 2.7 per 100,000.

The province has had a total of 48,978 cases since the pandemic began.

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1:35 p.m.

Manitoba is reporting 65 new COVID-19 cases and one death.

The province has also reached a milestone -- 50.2 per cent of Manitobans aged 12 and up have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The province says 74.8 per cent have received at least one dose.

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1 p.m.

Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are confirming 13 new cases of COVID-19 today — 12 of them aboard a ship anchored in Conception Bay, N.L.

The one case not involving the boat is located in the province's eastern zone and is related to travel.

As for the ship, 12 crew members have tested positive, and federal and provincial health authorities say there is no risk to the public because those aboard remain in isolation.

There are 17 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and no one is in hospital with the disease.

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12:45 p.m.

New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say it involves a person in their 20s in the Fredericton region and is related to travel.

The province has had 2,338 confirmed cases and 46 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, and four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick with the disease.

Officials report that 40.3 per cent of those eligible are now fully vaccinated and 78.4 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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12:30 p.m.

The COVID-19 Tracker Canada is reporting that about 40 per cent of Canadians 12 and older are fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

The website is run by volunteers who compile data released by federal and provincial health authorities.

It says around 78 per cent of people 12 and older in Canada have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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12:15 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say the case is travel related and located in the central zone, which includes Halifax.

Nova Scotia has 45 active reported COVID-19 cases and two people in hospital with the disease.

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11 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 49 new COVID-19 cases today and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials are also reporting another 127 cases that had been identified since their last report on Friday.

Officials say that since Friday's report, hospitalizations dropped by eight, to 102, and 27 people were in intensive care, a drop of seven.

The province says about 71,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday, with nearly 82 per cent of those 12 and up having received a first dose and 33.9 per cent of the total population considered fully vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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