The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

These cases are located in the Far North Central (Athabasca), one; Far North West, 17; Far North East, 23; North Central, one; and North East, 0.

This is the third day in a row in which Ontario's daily case count has been below 2,000 after a single-day jump on Thursday. That compares to a provincial incidence rate of 99.7 in the most recent Public Health Ontario data, for the week of May 12 to 18.

Meanwhile, 91 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of May 21.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 160, or 13.1 new cases per 100,000 population.

Another 189 recoveries were reported on Friday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 43,010.

While the B1.1.7 variant has spread throughout the province after first dominating Regina, the bulk of the P1 variants are in the north west zone and Saskatoon.

As of 8 p.m. on May 22, the province reported 8,065,607 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered. Both are from the south-central zone. Doses were also administered in the adjacent North East, North West, Far North Central, Far North East, Far North Central, Central West, Central East, South Central, South East, South West, Regina and Saskatoon. There were 167 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

As of Suday, 69 per cent of Saskatchewan residents 30 years and older have received their first dose - one per cent shy of the 70 per cent threshold for Step Two of the reopening plan.

Ontario's vaccination effort expanded to some of its youngest residents on Sunday, opening up to youths aged 12 and up. She said that one million doses were put into the arms of Ontarians in the last seven days. One case is pending location details.

Two cases involved travel outside northwestern Ontario.

Four cases are without hometown information.

Scientists have recently reportedly discovered a new kind of coronavirus that is believed to have originated in dogs - in what may be the eighth unique form of the bug known to cause disease in humans, Reuters reported.

A total of 3,041 cases have been marked as resolved.

The province releases the update on the numbers each Thursday.

There have been 2,603 cases throughout the pandemic.

The Victorian health department said the suspected cases were identified in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

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