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COVID cases in Canada tracker: how many new cases of COVID-19 today?

Editor’s note: These numbers will continue to be updated as they are confirmed by Global News. Graphics can take up to 10 minutes to update following number changes. For the latest vaccination rates province by province, check out our Coronavirus vaccine tracker.

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The latest on June 15

  • Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the provinces have brought the national total to over 1.4 million cases and more than 25,900 deaths. Over 1.36 million people have recovered, leaving over 14,900 active cases across the country. More than 36.4 million tests have been performed to date.

This chart includes confirmed, presumptive and epidemiologically-linked cases in all provincial totals. Breakdowns of cases and testing can be found on provincial websites.

Canada’s daily COVID-19 case count has dropped below 1,000 for the first time since the middle of last September.

The country reported just 945 new cases on June 14, while the daily infection count dropped to 805 the following day — the lowest number since Sept. 15, 2020.

An analysis of data compiled by Global News found the seven-day average as of June 14 was 1,305 cases, the lowest number recorded since Sept. 26, 2020.

The country’s daily vaccination rate too has been steady over the past two weeks. As of June 14, more than 29,902,451 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada.

So far, 24,683,269 Canadians have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, while 5,234,583 Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, having received both required doses.

Hospitalizations have also seen a significant drop.

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam told a press conference on June 15 that the latest seven-day average of those seeking treatment in hospital for COVID-19 has dropped more than 65 per cent since the peak of the third wave in mid-April, with under 1,600 patients daily.

Just over 700 people are being treated in intensive care units, Tam added, while the average number of deaths per day has dropped to 25.

Tam warned, however, that the quickly-spreading Delta variant of the virus may mean the goalposts will have to be shifted for how many Canadians are vaccinated before provinces and territories can lift health restrictions.

Federal modelling done in April and May suggested that if 75 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 20 per cent had two, provinces could safely begin easing restrictions on public movement without overwhelming hospitals again.

Canada is set to hit those targets this week.

But Tam says the variants used to develop those models didn’t include Delta, which is the most infectious one tracked in Canada to date, believed to cause more severe illness, and is expected to become the dominant variant circling.

“If we model the Delta variant now and put that into that model … it does mean that even higher vaccination coverage would be even better at protection against the hospitalizations and overwhelming the health system,” said Tam.

She said cautious, staged reopenings, which leave lots of room to monitor an increase in case counts and detect surges of variants like Delta, will be critical.

Health Canada has approved four vaccines so far: the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna as well as shots from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

The regulator emphasized there have been no serious safety concerns for any of the vaccines.

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British Columbia

What you need to know

  • As of Jan. 14, Global News is counting both lab-confirmed and epidemiologically-linked cases for British Columbia, which includes both kinds of cases in their official count. Data prior to Jan. 14 has been corrected.
  • B.C. reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 on June 15. The new infections bring the province’s total to 146,561.
  • The province’s death toll stands at 1,734. At least 143,299 cases have recovered.

British Columbia entered the second stage of its restart plan on Tuesday, a move made possible by the province’s high vaccination rate.

Officials say more than 76 per cent of eligible adults have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 657,491 have had their second shot.

Step two of the reopening plan means indoor seated gatherings with up to 50 people are permitted at venues such as movie theatres and banquet halls, while pubs and restaurants may serve liquor until midnight. Interprovincial travel has also been reopened.

The government also announced Tuesday that more than 2,000 restaurants with temporary outdoor seating areas that popped up during COVID-19 can now apply to keep them.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says temporary patios have become a “lifeline” for businesses and the government is looking at making the expanded serving areas part of a long-term recovery plan.

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Alberta

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  • Alberta identified 127 new COVID-19 cases on June 15, along with four new coronavirus deaths.
  • The province has seen a total of 230,705 cases and 2,274 deaths to date. So far, 225,627 people have recovered.
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Active cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Alberta.

On Tuesday, there were 2,804 active cases across the province, down from 3,089 active cases on Monday.

Alberta is inching closer to its Stage 3 reopening threshold, which required 70 per cent of eligible Albertans 12 and older having received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Tuesday, Alberta Health said about 69 per cent of eligible Albertans had received one shot.

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Saskatchewan

What you need to know

  • Saskatchewan announced 47 new infections on June 15. The province has now seen a total of 48,043 cases of the virus.
  • The province’s death toll stands at 560 after four new deaths were reported, while 46,761 people have recovered from the virus.

Saskatchewan is changing self-isolation requirements for residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health says most people who are 14 days past their second dose and asymptomatic will not need to self-isolate if they come in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Anyone with symptoms — even mild ones — will still have to self-isolate, as will people who are unvaccinated or have only received one dose.

Public health officials can also require fully vaccinated close contacts to isolate if they have an increased risk of serious illness or live in high-risk locations.

Premier Scott Moe said the province will set up mobile and pop-up clinics this week to deliver more first vaccine doses. In recent weeks, the rate of delivery of first doses has slowed in the province.

Beginning Thursday, the eligible age for second doses in Saskatchewan is expected to drop to 45 and older. By next week, Moe said, every Saskatchewan resident aged 12 and older will be eligible for their second shot as long as enough time has passed since their first.

The second step in Saskatchewan’s reopening plan, which will relax restrictions on bars, restaurants, gatherings and places of worship, is scheduled to begin this Sunday.

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Manitoba

What you need to know

  • As of Aug. 14, Global News is counting both lab-confirmed and presumptive cases for Manitoba, which no longer provides a breakdown of its cases. Data prior to Aug. 14 has been corrected.
  • Manitoba reported 116 new cases in the latest update on June 15, and two new deaths.
  • The province has seen a total of 54,596 infections, an unknown number of which are considered probable cases.
  • The province’s death toll stands at 1,104 while at least 50,520 people have recovered overall.

Three more Manitoba COVID-19 patients who were receiving care in Ontario intensive care units have died.

The deaths include a woman in her 50s who was transported on May 18 and two men in their 60s who were transferred on May 25 and 30.

So far, seven Manitoba COVID-19 patients have now died at facilities outside the province.

Manitoba started transferring patients out of province on May 18 as hospitals here grappled with ICU space and staff issues. Right now there are 24 patients being treated out of province.

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Ontario

What you need to know

  • Ontario reported 296 new cases of COVID-19 on June 15, along with 13 new deaths.
  • The province has seen a total of 540,426 confirmed cases and 8,974 deaths from the virus. However, 526,440 individuals have recovered.

Children, adults under 30 and people who are not vaccinated are driving a surge of COVID-19 cases in a northern Ontario region, the area’s top doctor said Tuesday.

The highly transmissible Delta variant is the likely culprit of that increase, said Dr. Lianne Catton of the Porcupine Health Unit, which did not move to the first stage of the province’s reopening plan last week.

There have been 12 cases of the Delta variant confirmed in the area so far, but Catton warned that the real number is likely higher.

There are 337 active cases of COVID-19 in the region that includes the city of Timmins and several First Nations communities.

Catton said the case rate in the Porcupine Health Unit is 290 per 100,000 — nearly five times higher than the rate the province had set as a benchmark for reopening.

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Quebec

What you need to know

  • Quebec reported 105 new cases of COVID-19 on June 15 and six more death linked to the virus.
  • The province has seen a total of 373,217 cases and 11,177 deaths to date, although more than 360,000 recoveries have been reported.

There were zero new or active cases of COVID-19 in Quebec’s long-term care homes on Tuesday, as the province surpassed the million mark of second doses given.

Thousands of people died in long-term care facilities during the pandemic’s first and second waves, with dozens of homes at a time reporting major outbreaks.

As of June 13, the CHSLD Aime-Leduc, southwest of Montreal, was the only establishment reporting an active case, but that institution was removed from the latest list of infected care homes published Tuesday.

Dr. Jasmin Villeneuve, a medical adviser with the province’s health institute, credited the fact that 95 per cent of residents have received a first vaccine dose and 84 per cent are fully vaccinated.

As of late Tuesday morning 78 per cent of Quebecers 12 and over had received a first dose, and 14 per cent a second.

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New Brunswick

What you need to know

  • New Brunswick reported three new cases on June 15.
  • There have been 2,302 cases in total, at least 2,171 of whom have since recovered. The province’s death toll stands at 45 people.
New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health has announced that the province has hit its 75 per cent first-dose vaccination target.

Dr. Jennifer Russell said on Tuesday 75.1 per cent of New Brunswickers over the age of 12 have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

As a result, New Brunswick can enter Phase 1 of its reopening plan and begin loosening restrictions.

Effective midnight, Premier Blaine Higgs said at a COVID-19 briefing that New Brunswickers will be allowed to have contact with all their families and friends in areas at the yellow level.

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Nova Scotia

What you need to know

  • Nova Scotia reported four new cases of COVID-19 on June 15.
  • The total number of cases in the province is 5,751, with 90 deaths and 5,564 recoveries.

Nova Scotia is lifting its border restrictions and opening to the rest of Atlantic Canada on June 23, which is a week ahead of its previously-announced five-phase reopening.

The province had initially said it will open to the rest of Atlantic Canada as early as June 30.

This means that residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel to Nova Scotia and will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days when they enter the province.

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Prince Edward Island

What you need to know

  • P.E.I. reported no new cases on June 15. The provincial total stands at 206 cases, all of whom have recovered.
  • No deaths have been reported.

Prince Edward Island has no active cases of COVID-19, for the first time in nearly eight months.

Premier Dennis King said residents of the other Atlantic provinces as well as the Iles-de-la-Madeleine who have received one shot of COVID-19 vaccine will be able to enter the province without having to self-isolate.

The measure will begin with a “soft launch” June 23 for those entering under currently approved travel streams before broadening on June 27.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

What you need to know

  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported two new cases on June 15.
  • The province has seen 1,381 confirmed cases and seven deaths, while 1,329 cases have recovered.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said residents of Atlantic Canada would be welcome in his province as of 12:01 a.m. June 23, without a requirement for testing and self-isolation.

In a news release Tuesday, Furey said the reopening would benefit local business, reunite family and friends and bring people “closer to a more normal sense of life that we can all appreciate.”

He said the move is possible because COVID-19 case numbers have remained low in the province, while vaccination rates are climbing steadily.

Over 71 per cent of residents aged 12 and over have received their first dose of vaccine.

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Yukon

What you need to know

  • Yukon reported five new cases of COVID-19 on June 14, along with one new death.
  • There have been 107 cases so far, 85 of whom have recovered. The territory has seen three deaths from COVID-19.

Yukon had one case of COVID-19 in May but this outbreak in Whitehorse involves nearly two dozen patients — more than half diagnosed since Friday and most linked to unvaccinated participants at high school graduation events.

Yukon’s acting chief medical health officer, Dr. Catherine Elliott, said Monday that what happens over the next several days will help officials decide if recently eased COVID-19 restrictions should be tightened again.

Residents are urged to continue to wear masks, wash hands and maintain physical distancing.

Elliot said it would not be surprising to see more cases, noting that all five of Monday’s new cases involve the more transmissible Gamma variant first identified in Brazil.

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Northwest Territories

What you need to know

  • The Northwest Territories reported no new cases of COVID-19 on June 15.
  • The territory has seen a total of 128 local cases. Officials say all cases have recovered, and no deaths have been reported.

All COVID-19 public health restrictions could be lifted by the fall under a reopening plan released by the Northwest Territories.

The plan sets specific targets, not dates, for reopening based on vaccination rates and infections both in Canada and the territory.

Some restrictions were eased Wednesday. Up to 200 people can gather outdoors with proper physical distancing. That means outdoor sports, games, music festivals and garage sales can take place.

By early July, the aim is to allow indoor gatherings of up to 200 people, and to allow restaurants, stores, offices and businesses to operate at normal capacity.

By early summer, self-isolation requirements are to be removed for fully-vaccinated N.W.T. residents entering the territory if first dose rates increase across Canada and daily COVID-19 cases are fewer than 1,000. Partially vaccinated residents would still need to isolate for eight days with testing. Unvaccinated residents would need to self-isolate for 10 days with testing.

The plan states that by late summer or early fall, the territory will allow non-residents to travel to the N.W.T. if 75 per cent of the total population is fully vaccinated.

As of June 15, 70 per cent of N.W.T. adults were partially vaccinated and 63 per cent were fully vaccinated.

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Nunavut

What you need to know

  • Nunavut no new cases in its latest update on June 15. There have been 657 cases to date, 645 of which have now recovered.
  • The territory has seen four deaths from the virus.

Nunavut’s chief public health officer says there are no additional cases of COVID-19 at Iqaluit’s Aqsarniit middle school after two students tested positive.

With an outbreak ongoing in Iqaluit, the Aqsarniit middle school has split students into two groups, each one attending classes on alternating days.

Dr. Michael Patterson said there is not an outbreak at the school.

Masks were made mandatory Monday across Nunavut to increase protection against further spread of COVID-19, Patterson said.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are legally obligated to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to ensure those returning to the area self-isolate.

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

For full COVID-19 coverage from Global News, click here.

— With files from Global News’ Sean Boynton, Kerri Breen, Graeme Benjamin, Brittany Henriques, Kalina Laframboise, Alessia Simona Maratta, Shane Gibson, Aya Al-Hakim, Hannah Jackson, Simon Little, Shane Gibson, Heide Pearson, Gabby Rodrigues, Ryan Rocca, Travis Dhanraj, Mickey Djuric, Thomas Piller, Karla Renic and the Canadian Press