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Canada’s COVID Update For The Week Of Aug 22-29. More Than 75% Of Canadians Are Now Fully Vaccinated!

Count of daily new COVID cases is still high!

From August 22 to 28, Canada has reported 108 new deaths with count of total active cases at 28,983 (as of August 29). Highest count of new cases was around 4800 reported on August 23 and highest count of deaths was 35 on August 24. Daily average of new cases during this week, was around 3000 and daily average of new deaths was around 15.

As of August 29, 76% of Canada’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, while around 84% have received at least 1 dose. So far, data has shown that around 89% of the new cases are coming among unvaccinated individuals and only 0.8% of the new cases are among fully vaccinated.

Latest Government Update:

As per the latest statement by Dr. Theresa Tam (The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) on August 27, the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, infections, and severe outcomes have several key features:

  • Nationally, the highly contagious Delta Variant of Concern (VOC), accounts for the majority of recently reported cases, is associated with increased severity, and may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines
  • Most reported cases, hospitalizations and deaths are occurring among unvaccinated people
  • Virus spread in areas with low vaccination coverage presents an ongoing risk for emergence of and replacement by new VOCs, including a risk of VOCs with the ability to evade vaccine protection.