While Ontario is already doing a lot better than Quebec, the country’s most populous province is now having a harder time battling COVID-19. So much so, that many experts say the province is already in the third wave of COVID-19.
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The results for the past few days are not very bright among our neighbors in the West. As of Wednesday, Ontario reported 1,508 new cases, bringing the total to 321,956 since the start of the pandemic. 14 deaths were also added to the provincial death toll, which now stands at 7,187 in just over a year.
The situation is so critical that Ottawa may return to the red next week.
The sudden rise in cases is explained in particular by the variables on Ontario soil, particularly those that have emanated from the United Kingdom.
The vaccination campaign is also facing difficulties. Currently, Ontario runs a rate of 8.8 doses per 100 inhabitants, according to data collected by covid19tracker.ca.
In comparison, Quebec has a ratio of 9.4 doses. Saskatchewan has the best rate, at 9.6 doses per 100 population.
If Quebec sets its sights on National Day on June 24th so that everyone who wants it receives a first dose, Premier Doug Ford is instead aiming for June 20 to achieve the same goal.
But the vaccination schedule appears to be a difficult task. Public Health plans to vaccinate seniors between the ages of 60 and 79 between April and July and then vaccinate those 59 and younger by July.
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