Latest COVID/Omicron Update As of December 4, 2021 – Canada’s total active cases of COVID has increased to 29,134. Highest count of new cases was 3,487 reported on December 3 and highest count of deaths was 27 on Nov 29 & Dec 1. There has been concerns regarding “Omicron” variant around the globe. Canada has recently announced travel restrictions banning foreign nationals from 10 African countries.
So far Canada has reported 18 Omicron cases with highest cases reported in Ontario at 12 followed by Alberta at 4. Both Quebec and British Columbia reported 1 case each of the new variant. Highest single day count was 6 of this variant reported on December 3. Out of these 6, all the four positive cases in Alberta were reported on the same day.
Canada has expanded eligibility for vaccination making all the individuals, 5 years or older eligible to receive the vaccination. Previously this eligibility was for people aged 12 or older. As per latest vaccination data, 80.001% of Canada’s population aged 5 or older has been fully vaccinated, while around 84.57% has received at least 1 dose.
So far, government data has shown that around 80.9% of the new cases are coming among unvaccinated individuals and 8.3% of the new cases are among fully vaccinated. Percentage of new cases among fully vaccinated has increased from 7.8% to 8.3% since our update on November 7.