Public health experts have been saying for months: Getting two doses is very important in reducing the severity and impact of an infection caused by delta variation.
Data from recent weeks and months clearly demonstrate this.
In Canada last week, new cases were 10 times more common among people who were not vaccinated than those who were fully vaccinated, and 36 times more hospitalized.
The same trend across the country.
In Alberta, where nearly half of the active cases are currently found in Canada, unvaccinated and affected people have a major impact on the health system.
Since the vaccination campaign began in January, only 0.6% of the approximately 2.8 million fully vaccinated people in Alberta have been affected.
On the other hand, 80% of infections are diagnosed, 86% are hospitalized and 89% of deaths are caused by those who have not been vaccinated or partially vaccinated since the beginning of the year.
As a result, more than 8,100 people who have not been vaccinated since January 1 have been hospitalized, breaking Alberta’s record. Since September 22, more than 1,000 Alberton have been admitted to the hospital each day, with 250 in intensive care.
In British Columbia, 70% of cases (September 28 to October 4) and 78% of hospitals (September 21 to October 4) are related to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people. The rate of infection in unvaccinated people is eight times higher than in vaccinated people, and the rate of hospitalization is 20 times higher.
In the meadows
In Saskatchewan, the government said 78% of those hospitalized in September and 88% were not vaccinated for intensive care admissions. In this province, those who are not vaccinated are 17 times more likely to be hospitalized, according to health officials.
In addition, 35 of the 72 deaths in September were caused by unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people.
Saskatchewan recorded more than 13,000 cases in September, or 20% of cases since the outbreak began. More than 20% of these infections are in children who are not vaccinated. Approximately 80% of cases are associated with unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals. Those who are not vaccinated are five times more likely to be infected.
Currently, 69% of cases in Manitoba are active and almost 90% of hospitals are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated.
In Ontario and Quebec
In the past month, about 70% of people in Ontario have been infected or partially vaccinated. In addition, only 30% of the population was hospitalized and 15% were adequately vaccinated in intensive care.
In Quebec, the government estimates that an unvaccinated person is 7.6 times more likely to be infected and 27 times more likely to be hospitalized.
Of the 17,818 infections diagnosed in Quebec last month, 12,151 were unvaccinated and 977 were partially vaccinated, accounting for 74% of the total infections. Of the 751 cubs admitted to hospital due to Govt-19, 508 were not vaccinated and 33 were partially vaccinated, or 72% were hospitalized last month.
In New Brunswick, as of Oct. 7, 41 of the 58 people hospitalized had not been partially vaccinated. About 30% of about 800 active cases are adequately vaccinated. Officials in the province say the vaccinated person is 16 times less likely to be infected than the unvaccinated person.
Eighty-five percent of the approximately 130 active cases in Newfoundland and Labrador have not been vaccinated or have been partially vaccinated. Less than 4% of those who are vaccinated and infected must be hospitalized.
On Prince Edward Island, nearly 90% of infections have not been vaccinated or have been partially vaccinated since the beginning of the year.
Finally, in the northwestern regions, 66% of the infections identified since January affect people who have not been adequately vaccinated.
The situation is deteriorating nationally
In the past week, an average of 3,700 new cases, 38 deaths and 2,500 people have been hospitalized each day, of which 77 are in the intensive care unit. Currently more than 41,000 Canadians are infected with the corona virus.
For the first time in several weeks, the exchange rate (Rt) in Canada is below 1, indicating that the spread is under control. Rt varies from province to province and is over 1 in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.
If the situation appears to be improving, The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) warns that the country has not yet left the forest.
In recent months, we have learned difficult lessons about over-relaxation or over-relaxation measures, especially when immunization coverage is low, and lessons that motivate us to remain vigilant when faced with intermittent virus exposure. EffectsPHAC CEO Dr. Theresa Tom said Friday.
He recalled that although 82% of children under the age of 12 have been fully vaccinated, 6 million Canadians who are eligible for the Covit-19 vaccine have not yet been vaccinated.
In addition, areas with lower immunization coverage have higher infection and hospital rates than areas with higher immunization coverage.
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