Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
20 334 120 5,844 6,092
AB
7 808 146 13,939 14,251
SK
6 414 107 13,489 13,668
MB
15 620 112 10,972 11,258
ON
29 157 46 3,542 3,761
QC
0 23 10 1,085 1,161
Atlantic
7 4 2 244 304
North60
0 134 29 4,151 4,256
 

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Public health protocols helping keep breakthrough COVID-19 cases down, says Strang – CBC

Low rates of virus activity mean there’s less chance for the occurrence

Oct 20, 2021

As Nova Scotia prepares to roll out COVID-19 booster shots for long-term care residents and people who are immunocompromised, the province’s chief medical officer of health says efforts to date have helped keep breakthrough cases to a minimum.

“We’re keeping the circulation of COVID virus well under control, and so we’re not having a major issue about large numbers of breakthrough cases,” Dr. Robert Strang told CBC News on Tuesday.

Breakthrough cases are situations where someone gets COVID-19 even after being fully vaccinated. It’s not unexpected, because no vaccine is 100 per cent effective. For the week of Oct. 7-13, for example, 24 of the province’s 77 new cases were breakthroughs.

Strang said the chance of severe disease is reduced among people who’ve had both shots. Being fully vaccinated also lowers the likelihood of transmitting the virus to others while infected.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/covid-19-breakthrough-cases-dr-robert-strang-1.6217451

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