From August 29 to September 4, Canada has reported 118 new deaths with count of total active cases at 35,674 (as of September 5). Highest count of new cases was 6,444 reported on August 29 and highest count of deaths was 30 on September 1. Daily average of new cases during this week, was around 3,564 and daily average of new deaths was around 17.
As compared to last week’s report, daily average of new cases has increased by 564 and daily average of deaths has increased by 2.
As of September 5, 77.4% of Canada’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, while around 85% have received at least 1 dose. So far, data has shown that around 88.6% of the new cases are coming among unvaccinated individuals and only 1.1% of the new cases are among fully vaccinated.
As per the recent statement of Dr. Theresa Tam’s (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) latest statement on September 3, During this 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.