January 15th, 2021

The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Jan. 5, 2021


By The Canadian Press on January 5, 2021.

A passenger wheels his luggage cart in the halls at Montreal Trudeau Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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

11:10 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 today and 62 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say hospitalizations rose by 23, to 1,317, and 194 people were in intensive care, a rise of six.

The province says 2,529 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 32,763.

Quebec has reported 215,358 cases of COVID-19 and 8,441 deaths linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

11 a.m.

Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19.

Health officials said today the new case involves a female below the age of 19 who had travelled outside the province.

The province has four active reported cases of COVID-19.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison says that although some restrictions will be lifted on the Island tomorrow, the province will not re-enter the Atlantic bubble until at least Jan. 25.

10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 3,128 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 51 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 778 new cases in Toronto, 614 in Peel Region, 213 in York Region, 172 in Durham, 151 in London-Middlesex and 151 in Hamilton.

The province says it has conducted 35,152 tests since the last daily report.

Ontario has administered 7,607 doses of vaccines since its last daily update, with 50,030 shots given in total.

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

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