Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Friday November 12, 2021

Here are the latest local, regional and national headlines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for Friday, November 12, 2021:

  • There have been 605,248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, an increase of 642 cases from the previous day (VAX: 334 unvaccinated, 18 partially vaccinated, 245 fully vaccinated, 45 unknown). There have been 591,063 people recovered from the virus while 9,916 have died. The number of Ontario people tested is 19,259,813 of which 13,635 have pending results.
  • (Health Canada did not update statistics due to Remembrance Day. The following is a recap from Wednesday) Canada’s coronavirus case total is 1,740,005. The country has 29,249 deaths from the virus – 10 in the Yukon, 11 in the Northwest Territories, four in Nunavut, 2,234 in British Columbia, 3,164 in Alberta, 878 in Saskatchewan, 1,268 in Manitoba, 9,912 in Ontario, 11,529 in Quebec, 121 in New Brunswick, 16 in Newfoundland & Labrador and 102 in Nova Scotia.
  • Public Health Ontario added 10 cases to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area on Thursday. The health unit didn’t update statistics because of Remembrance Day. At least check on Wednesday there were 5,891 confirmed cases, of which 66 were active and 5,695 were resolved.
  • Public Health Ontario added four new cases for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit area. The health unit didn’t update statistics Thursday in observance of Remembrance Day. On Wednesday, the regional total was 1,972 confirmed cases, of which 27 were active and 1,881 were recovered.
  • Vaccines: Ontario 22,668,228 (+15,962, last update Nov. 11); EOHU 332,335 (last update Nov. 10, +468 from previous update Nov. 9); LGL 151,013 individuals living in LGL with first doses, 146,708 with second doses, 3,292 with third doses. (last update Nov. 9, +326 first doses, +618 second doses, +602 third doses since previous update Nov. 2).
  • A Delta variant subset is becoming predominant in Saskatchewan and is now spreading across Western Canada. Right now it’s not considered a variant of concern. The mutation, known as A-Y-25.1 first showed up in the mid-western United States.
  • The premier of Yukon is begging territory residents to get vaccinated. Whitehorse is seeing widespread, untraceable cases in a region that once led the country in rates of vaccination earlier in the year.

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