COVID Update: From September 26 to October 2, Canada has reported 279 new deaths with count of total active cases at 45,549 (as of October 2). Highest count of new cases was 5,899 reported on October 1 and highest count of deaths was 68 on the same day. Daily average of new cases during this week, was around 4,282 and daily average of new deaths was around 40.
As of September 11, 81.57% of Canada’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, while around 88.3% have received at least 1 dose. So far, data has shown that around 86.1% of the new cases are coming among unvaccinated individuals and 3.3% 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 October 1, 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, hospitalisations 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.