The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, July 15, 2021

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

1 p.m.

New Brunswick is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today, all related to travel.

Health officials say six new cases are in the Moncton region and one is in the Fredericton area.

New Brunswick has eight active reported cases and no one in hospital with the disease.

About 55 per cent of New Brunswickers over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated and about 80 per cent have received at least one dose.

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12:15 p.m.

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

As of today, Nova Scotia has 22 active cases.

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

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, warned against complacency, saying the Delta variant can spread easily and more quickly than past outbreaks.

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11 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 today and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say hospitalizations rose by two, to 81, and 23 people were in intensive care, a drop of two.

The province says 101,686 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered Wednesday and 51 per cent of people over 12 are considered fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted today that people aged between 12 and 17 years are now able to advance their second-dose appointments of COVID-19 vaccine.

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10:30 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 143 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 25 of the cases are in Waterloo Region, 25 are in Grey Bruce and 20 are in Toronto.

Elliott also says the province administered just over 166,200 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine yesterday.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 15, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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