The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

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

6:15 p.m.

British Columbia is reporting 1,158 COVID-19 cases over the past three days.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says 21 people died over the three-day period, bringing B.C.'s total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,210 people.

She says B.C. has also identified 18 cases of COVID-19 variants, with four being cases of the South African variant and 14 cases confirmed as the U.K. variant.

Henry says 79 people are in intensive care in B.C.


5:40 p.m.

Alberta is reporting 355 new cases of COVID-19.

The province also says there have been 10 additional deaths due to the virus.

So far, officials have detected 51 cases of COVID-19 variants.

There are 556 people in hospital with COVID-19, and 102 are in intensive care.


3:45 p.m.

Prince Edward Island is reporting two new travel-related cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say the two cases involve a man in his 50s and a man in his late teens, both of whom had travelled outside the Atlantic region.

The province has reported a total of 113 COVID-19 infections, five of which are considered active.


2:40 p.m.

Saskatchewan is reporting 147 new cases of COVID-19, and two more deaths due to the virus.

There have been 306 deaths in Saskatchewan so far during the pandemic.

Nearly half the deaths have come in January.

The province says there are currently 202 people in hospital with COVID-19, and 30 of them are in intensive care.


2:30 p.m.

Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and now has 10 active infections.

Health officials say the new case is in the western zone and is a contact of a previously reported case.

Two people are currently in hospital, including one in intensive care.

As of Friday, the province says 14,906 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with 2,729 people having received a required second dose.


1:45 p.m.

Manitoba health officials have announced three more deaths and 89 new infections of COVID-19.

Forty-two are in the northern health region.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, says there are still too many people travelling between Winnipeg and the north, despite restrictions for non-essential travel.

There have been 41,817 doses of vaccine given out to people in Manitoba.

Of those, 32,461 were first doses and 9,356 were second doses.


12:45 p.m.

New Brunswick is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say five of the cases are in the Edmundston region, which has been under a lockdown for more than one week.

They say the other cases are in the Moncton area, which remains under the province’s highest pandemic-alert level, which is red. The rest of the province is under the lower, orange level.

Officials say there are 273 active reported cases in the province and three patients are hospitalized with the disease, including two in intensive care.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,264 infections and 18 deaths linked to the virus.


11 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 890 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 14 in the past 24 hours.

Health officials said today hospitalizations rose by eight, to 1,144, and 183 people were in intensive care, a drop of eight.

The province says 796 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 239,023.

Quebec has reported a total of 263,473 COVID-19 infections and 9,826 deaths linked to the virus.


10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 1,969 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said today 886 of those new cases are in Toronto.

The Health Department says that as Toronto migrates to the provincial data system, additional records are being reported for the local public health unit, resulting in an overestimate of today's daily numbers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press