January 18, 2021

Corona virus: What happens on Sunday in Canada and around the world


The Japanese Ministry of Health on Sunday discovered a new corona virus variant in four travelers from the Brazilian state of Amazonas, the latest new mutation in the virus was discovered.

A ministry official said studies were underway into the effectiveness of vaccines against the new variant, which differ from the most contagious types first detected in Britain and South Africa, and that cases have increased.

“Currently, there is no evidence that the new variant found in Brazil is highly contagious,” said Dr. Takaji Wakita, president of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

However, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said that 12 mutations in the new variant had been reported by Japanese authorities and that one of them had already been identified in a variety found in the United Kingdom and South Africa. “It indicates a high viral infection,” it said.

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Of the four passengers who arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on January 2, a man in his 40s had trouble breathing, a woman in her 30s had a headache and a sore throat and a man in his teens had a fever, while a woman in her teens showed no symptoms, all passengers The ministry said it was isolated at the Tokyo airport.

Variations of the corona virus, first found in the UK and South Africa, have been reported in Canada.

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On Saturday, Canada’s chief public health officer said the country had so far identified 14 cases found in the UK and one case found in South Africa.

“Due to the recent appearance of COVID-19 virus variants, they appear to be associated with an increased risk of transmission. [the Public Health Agency of Canada] We are working with provinces, territories and international partners to improve the detection of any virus in Canada, “said Dr. Theresa Tom.

What’s going on across Canada

As of 4pm on Sunday, Canada had reported 659,477 cases of COVID-19, with 84,887 cases considered to be active. A CBC News death toll was 16,938.

In British ColumbiaThe Kelowna RCMP has fined the organizer of a protest and march in the city on Saturday for violating provincial public health orders related to COVID-19.

Saskatchewan 307 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday. The death toll in the province is 191.

Manitoba 151 COVID-19 cases and five deaths included.

Ontario 3,945 new cases and 61 additional deaths have been recorded. The new lawsuits mark a one-day record for the province.

Quebec 2,588 new cases and 93 new deaths were reported, topping the list of 3,000 new cases for the first time in a day. Recent predictions suggest that hospitals in Montreal could soon exceed capacity. The province reported 2,588 new cases and 39 new deaths on Sunday, a day that topped the list of 3,000 new cases for the first time.

Meanwhile, small groups of anti-curfew protesters were given tickets on the first night of the provincial curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Police have arrested a man in Quebec City after a curfew order went into effect at 8pm on Saturday. (Jack Poissinot / The Canadian Press)

Newfoundland and Labrador Filed its first new case in five days. The Department of Health said the case was related to international travel.

Nova Scotia For the first time since November, no new cases have been reported in the province.

New Brunswick One of the cases continues to see a spike, and reports 14.

What is happening around the world

As of Sunday, more than 90 million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, of which more than 49.8 million had been recovered or resolved, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID – 19 case monitoring tool. The global death toll is more than 1.9 million.

In Europe, COVID-19 in Germany now kills more than 40,000. The country was initially able to keep the death toll low compared to its European neighbors, but new infections and deaths have been steadily rising since October.

Germany entered its second hard lock last month, which was recently extended until the end of January. Schools and most shops are closed, hospitals in the country are on edge and there is not enough space for some corpses to cool the incessant flow of incoming bodies.

A dose of the Pfizer-Bioendech Covit-19 vaccine is administered on Sunday in Pfeifenhofen under Ilm, Germany. (Andreas Gebert / Reuters)

In Asia, More than 360 people tested positive for the corona virus outbreak growing south of Beijing in the neighboring province of Hebei. China’s National Health Commission reported Sunday that 69 new cases have been confirmed, including 46 in Hebei.

The eruption has caused particular concern as Hebei is close to the country’s capital. Travel between the two is prohibited, and Hepi workers must show evidence of going to work in Beijing.

Masked men walk through a restricted city in Beijing on Sunday. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

Africa More than three million confirmed COVID-19 cases confirmed Sunday include more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

South Africa accounts for more than a third of the continent, with more than 1.2 million cases reported, including more than 32,000 deaths. Many hospitals are gaining capacity as the country fights the re-emergence of a disease driven by the variant of the virus, which is highly contagious and spreads rapidly.

In United States, The US state of Arizona reported more than 11,000 new cases and 105 deaths for the third day in a row.

On Saturday, Arizona had the highest coronavirus case rate and per capita mortality rate nationwide in the past seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.