COVID Update: From October 10-16, Canada has reported 282 new deaths with count of total active cases at 34,782 (as of October 15). Highest count of new cases was 3,685 reported on October 9 and highest count of deaths was 78 on October 13. Daily average of new cases during this week, was around 3,070 and daily average of new deaths was around 40.
As of October 16, 82.63% of Canada’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, while around 88% have received at least 1 dose. So far, data has shown that around 84.5% of the new cases are coming among unvaccinated individuals and 4.7% of the new cases are among fully vaccinated. Percentage of new cases among fully vaccinated has increased from 4% to 4.7% since our update a week ago.
As per the recent statement of Dr. Theresa Tam’s (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) on October 15.
The latest surveillance data from this week indicates that although the virus continues to surge and present ongoing challenges in several areas of the country, overall, we are observing a decline in COVID-19 disease activity nationally. Over the past week, there were an average of over 3,160 new cases being reported daily across Canada, a decrease of 15% compared to the week prior. However, severe outcome trends remain elevated, with an average of more than 2,500 people with COVID-19 being treated in our hospitals each day, including over 750 in intensive care units, and an average of 40 deaths were reported daily. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are predominantly occurring among unvaccinated people; from the end of August to late September, the average weekly rate of new COVID-19 cases was 8 times higher, while the average weekly rate of hospitalizations was 26 times higher in unvaccinated people than in fully vaccinated people. ~ Dr. Theresa Tam