The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam has said the ‘Better Summer’ target for loosening the Covid pandemic restrictions is within reach.
“1/2 The “better summer” target of at least 75% of eligible adults in Canada with 1-dose of #COVID19Vaccine and at least 20% with 2-doses is within sight! 4 weeks ago, <25% of adults had at least 1-dose and now we’ve just reached >50% with 1-dose!” Dr. Tam said in a statement posted on Twitter.
She also added “With big increases in vaccine supply, vaccination programs ramping up, & Canadians rolling #SleevesUp & encouraging others, we’re making great strides and can look forward to an outdoor summer enjoying many activities we’ve been missing.”
The Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said Saturday that 5,269 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest daily epidemiologhy update released by Health Canada and PHAC, 40 new deaths were also reported during the same period, with Ontario reporting the most deaths where the virus killed 24 people.
Meanwhile, 8 people lost their lives in Quebec, 4 in Manitoba and 1 in Saskatchewan.