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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The latest COVID-19 immunization figures in Canada at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, April 20, 2021. In Canada, provinces are reporting 269,775 new vaccinations administered for a total of 10,243,418 doses administered. Nationwide, 932,807 people, or 2.5% of the population, have been fully immunized. The provinces administered doses at a rate of 27,028,004 per 100,000 population. To date, 4,700 new vaccines have been delivered to provinces and territories, for a total of 12,667,610 doses. The provinces and territories used 80.86% of their stock of available vaccine. Please note that Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Territories generally do not report daily. Newfoundland and Labrador reports 26,302 new vaccines administered in the past seven days for a total of 136,349 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 260.391 per 1,000. In the province, 1.85% (9,674) of the population were fully immunized. So far, 4,700 new vaccines have been delivered to Newfoundland and Labrador, for a total of 173,840 doses. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 78.43 percent of its available vaccine supply. Prince Edward Island reports 8,567 new vaccines administered in the past seven days for a total of 39,504 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 249.034 per 1,000. In the province, 5.88% (9,325) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Prince Edward Island for a total of 53,545 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 34% of its population. The province used 73.78 percent of its available vaccine supply. Nova Scotia reported 57,440 new vaccines administered in the past seven days, for a total of 207,563 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 212.689 per 1,000. In the province, 3.31% (32,255) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Nova Scotia for a total of 316,500 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 32% of its population. The province used 65.58% of its available vaccine supply. New Brunswick reports 48,322 new vaccines administered in the past seven days for a total of 200,587 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 257.15 per 1,000. In the province, 2.41% (18,812) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to New Brunswick for a total of 255,205 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 78.6% of its available vaccine supply. Quebec reports 41,177 new vaccines administered for a total of 2,399,934 doses administered. The province has administered doses at a rate of 280.476 per 1,000. No new vaccine has been delivered to Quebec for a total of 2,836,485 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 84.61% of its available vaccine supply. Ontario reports 66,897 new vaccines administered for a total of 3,904,778 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 265.829 per 1,000. In the province, 2.36% (346,005) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Ontario for a total of 4,852,885 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 80.46 percent of its available vaccine supply. Manitoba reports 5,788 new vaccines administered for a total of 341,926 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 248.312 per 1,000. In the province, 5.07% (69,822) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Manitoba for a total of 479,010 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 35% of its population. The province used 71.38% of its available vaccine supply. Saskatchewan reports 7,043 new vaccines administered for a total of 352,169 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 298.662 per 1,000. In the province, 3.64% (42,893) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Saskatchewan for a total of 396,475 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 34% of its population. The province used 88.83% of its available vaccine supply. Alberta reports 18,175 new vaccines administered for a total of 1,165,223 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 264.70 per 1,000. In the province, 5.30% (233,340) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Alberta for a total of 1,449,695 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 80.38% of its available vaccine supply. British Columbia reports 98,069 new vaccines administered for a total of 1,380,160 doses administered. The province administered doses at a rate of 268.954 per 1,000. In the province, 1.72% (88,151) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to British Columbia for a total of 1,696,370 doses delivered to date. The province has received enough vaccine to deliver a single dose to 33% of its population. The province used 81.36 percent of its available vaccine supply. The Yukon reports 1345 new vaccines administered for a total of 45,391 doses administered. The territory administered doses at the rate of 1,087.705 per 1,000. In the territory, 48.71% (20,326) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to the Yukon for a total of 59,500 doses delivered to date. The territory has received enough vaccine to administer a single dose to 140% of its population. The territory used 76.29% of its available vaccine supply. The Northwest Territories reports 3,429 new vaccines administered for a total of 44,646 doses administered. The territory administered doses at a rate of 989.517 per 1000. In the territory, 42.71% (19,271) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to the Northwest Territories for a total of 56,300 doses delivered to date. The territory has received enough vaccine to administer a single dose to 120% of its population. The territory used 79.3% of its available vaccine supply. Nunavut reports 719 new vaccines administered for a total of 25,188 doses administered. The territory administered doses at a rate of 650.416 per 1000. In the territory, 28.23% (10,933) of the population were fully immunized. No new vaccine has been delivered to Nunavut for a total of 41,800 doses delivered to date. The territory has received enough vaccine to administer a single dose to 110% of its population. The territory used 60.26% of its available vaccine supply. * Data Notes: Figures are compiled by the COVID-19 Open Data Working Group based on the latest publicly available data and are subject to change. Note that some provinces report weekly, while others report the same day or the previous day’s numbers. The vaccine doses given do not match the number of people inoculated because approved vaccines require two doses per person. Vaccines are currently not given to children under the age of 18 and those with certain health problems. In some cases, the number of doses administered may appear to exceed the number of doses dispensed, as some provinces have taken additional doses per vial. 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The latest figures on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, April 19, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths). * The total number of cases includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travelers. There were 7,593 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 294 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 42. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 62.16 per 100,000 people. 29,907,670 tests were performed. Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,043 confirmed cases (26 active, 1,011 resolved, six deaths). There was a new case on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.98 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been 14 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is two. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There were 234,141 completed tests. Prince Edward Island: 170 confirmed cases (10 active, 160 resolved, zero deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 6.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of eight new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is one. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 134,704 completed tests. Nova Scotia: 1,807 confirmed cases (49 active, 1,691 resolved, 67 deaths). There were seven new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is five per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 39 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is six. There were no new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, one new death has been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.01 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 6.84 per 100,000 people. There were 464,263 completed tests. New Brunswick: 1,788 confirmed cases (154 active, 1,601 resolved, 33 deaths). There were 10 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 19.71 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 66 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is nine. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. 283,622 tests were performed. Quebec: 336,952 confirmed cases (13,449 active, 312,701 resolved, 10,802 deaths). There were 1,344 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 156.85 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 10,569 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,510. There were nine new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 60 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is nine. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.98 per 100,000 people. There were 7,813,292 tests performed. Ontario: 416,995 confirmed cases (41,588 active, 367,691 resolved, 7,716 deaths). There were 4,250 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 282.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 30,387 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 4,341. There were 18 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 164 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 23. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.16 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 52.37 per 100,000 people. There were 13,328,247 tests performed. Manitoba: 36,159 confirmed cases (1,688 active, 33,512 resolved, 959 deaths). There were 170 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 122.38 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 946 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 135. One new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, a total of 10 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is one. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 69.53 per 100,000 people. 626,901 tests were performed. Saskatchewan: 38,160 confirmed cases (2,742 active, 34,953 resolved, 465 deaths). There were 289 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 232.63 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,856 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 265. A new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 11 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 39.45 per 100,000 people. 723,594 tests were performed. Alberta: 170,795 confirmed cases (17,935 active, 150,820 resolved, 2,040 deaths). There were 1,516 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 405.6 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,893 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,413. There were three new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 27 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 46.13 per 100,000 people. There were 3,913,177 tests performed. British Columbia: 117,080 confirmed cases (10,259 active, 105,291 resolved, 1,530 deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 199.29 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 5,221 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 746. No new deaths were reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 21 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is three. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.06 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.72 per 100,000 people. There were 2,349,763 completed tests. Yukon: 76 confirmed cases (two active, 73 resolved, one death). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.76 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There were 8,740 completed tests. Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been no new cases in total. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 16,904 completed tests. Nunavut: 417 confirmed cases (22 active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 55.9 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 22 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is three. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There were 10,246 completed tests. This report was automatically generated by the digital data bureau of The Canadian Press and was first published on April 19, 2021. The Canadian Press


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The latest figures on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, April 19, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths). * The total number of cases includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travelers. There were 7,593 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 294 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 42. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 62.16 per 100,000 people. 29,907,670 tests were performed. Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,043 confirmed cases (26 active, 1,011 resolved, six deaths). There was a new case on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.98 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been 14 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is two. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There were 234,141 completed tests. Prince Edward Island: 170 confirmed cases (10 active, 160 resolved, zero deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 6.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of eight new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is one. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 134,704 completed tests. Nova Scotia: 1,807 confirmed cases (49 active, 1,691 resolved, 67 deaths). There were seven new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is five per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 39 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is six. There were no new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, one new death has been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.01 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 6.84 per 100,000 people. There were 464,263 completed tests. New Brunswick: 1,788 confirmed cases (154 active, 1,601 resolved, 33 deaths). There were 10 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 19.71 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 66 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is nine. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. 283,622 tests were performed. Quebec: 336,952 confirmed cases (13,449 active, 312,701 resolved, 10,802 deaths). There were 1,344 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 156.85 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 10,569 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,510. There were nine new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 60 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is nine. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.98 per 100,000 people. There were 7,813,292 tests performed. Ontario: 416,995 confirmed cases (41,588 active, 367,691 resolved, 7,716 deaths). There were 4,250 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 282.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 30,387 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 4,341. There were 18 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 164 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 23. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.16 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 52.37 per 100,000 people. There were 13,328,247 tests performed. Manitoba: 36,159 confirmed cases (1,688 active, 33,512 resolved, 959 deaths). There were 170 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 122.38 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 946 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 135. One new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, a total of 10 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is one. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 69.53 per 100,000 people. 626,901 tests were performed. Saskatchewan: 38,160 confirmed cases (2,742 active, 34,953 resolved, 465 deaths). There were 289 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 232.63 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,856 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 265. A new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 11 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 39.45 per 100,000 people. 723,594 tests were performed. Alberta: 170,795 confirmed cases (17,935 active, 150,820 resolved, 2,040 deaths). There were 1,516 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 405.6 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,893 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,413. There were three new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 27 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 46.13 per 100,000 people. There were 3,913,177 tests performed. British Columbia: 117,080 confirmed cases (10,259 active, 105,291 resolved, 1,530 deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 199.29 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 5,221 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 746. No new deaths were reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 21 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is three. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.06 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.72 per 100,000 people. There were 2,349,763 completed tests. Yukon: 76 confirmed cases (two active, 73 resolved, one death). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.76 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There were 8,740 completed tests. Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been no new cases in total. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 16,904 completed tests. Nunavut: 417 confirmed cases (22 active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 55.9 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 22 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is three. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There were 10,246 completed tests. This report was automatically generated by the digital data bureau of The Canadian Press and was first published on April 19, 2021. The Canadian Press


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The first 2021 federal budget in two years offered little direct help to help lift Newfoundland and Labrador out of its crushing debt, but the focus on continued COVID-19 aid and the strengthening of social programs will be welcomed by concerned residents of the province. , as well as companies trying to stay afloat in a declining economy.

Besides the new taxation of e-commerce activities, it offered little new revenue other than taxes on expensive boats and luxury cars, a tax on vacant properties owned by non-Canadian entities and an additional $ 4 on a cartridge. of cigarettes.

The budget, billed as a package to “end the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a solid economic recovery”, offered help for everything from minimum wage earners and students to tourism operators and arts organizations.

“I hope we can encourage more people to participate in our program and then get them back to work.”

“We need to get out of this COVID recession,” Finance Minister Chystia Freeland said at a pre-budget press conference. “It means bringing back the lost jobs as quickly as possible.”

One of the main areas of focus – and one of the least kept secrets – was a national child care program, representing a $ 30 billion investment over five years in child care and education. early childhood.

“This is incredible news, if it continues today,” said Krista Koerner, executive director of the Single Parent Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SPANL) Monday morning.

Koerner says single parents often say they can’t even take advantage of SPANL programs to get them back to work because they can’t find daycare to assist them.

She says the pandemic has highlighted the extent of the problem of lack of access to child care services, as many people who usually can afford them cannot take advantage of them during times of lockdown.

“I hope we can encourage more people to participate in our program and then get them back to work,” Koerner said.

Mary shortall

The most welcome news for unions and poverty watchdogs has been a federal minimum wage of $ 15, a move long demanded by advocacy groups that will see federally regulated workers get $ 2.50 over the hour in Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is estimated that the move will affect 26,000 workers across the country.

“I hope this starts to spread to the provinces, because we believe this is a huge thing that must happen to all these workers who fall through the cracks, especially now”, Mary Shortall, President of the Federation Newfoundland and Labrador Labor, told the Telegram on Monday evening.

She is also impressed with funding for child care and other initiatives such as extending EI sickness benefits to 26 weeks.

“I think the message they really got is that the responsibility of government, especially now, and perhaps with the lessons learned from COVID, is not just to balance the budget. It’s actually about ensuring the well-being of its citizens, ”she said.

The key to recovery is not austerity, she said.

“It’s about rebuilding the economy by ensuring that no one is left behind. And it looks like they do, ”Shortall said.

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland.
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland.

Fight the storm

As the pandemic rages on more than a year after its onset, Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said about 300,000 Canadians who had jobs before the pandemic are still out of work and more Canadians in provinces hard hit like Ontario could lose their jobs in this situation. lockdowns of the month.

To support these workers as the economy recovers, Ottawa will maintain flexible access to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for another year, until fall 2022.

For those who do not qualify for EI, the Canadian Restoration Benefit will remain in effect until September 25 to extend an additional 12 weeks of benefits.

The budget also includes billions in ongoing aid to businesses to help subsidize employee salaries and rental costs.

“We have to end the fight against COVID, and it takes a lot of money.” Freeland said Monday, explaining his government’s continued spending on relief funding.

St. John’s Chamber of Commerce President AnnMarie Boudreau said Monday she was concerned about the unprecedented $ 354.2 billion deficit in 2020-21 and an additional $ 154.7 billion in 2021 -2022, but said she understood the unique circumstances.

“We know there is a balance between supporting COVID-19 and economic recovery and we will continue to delve into the details of this budget and discuss with our members in the days and weeks to come, putting the focus on business resilience and economic recovery, ”she said. in a report.

Tourism aid

The budget identifies the Atlantic provinces as particularly vulnerable when it comes to the tourism sector and contains a number of measures aimed at helping the tourism industry stay afloat as the country waits for vaccines to finally come in. force. a new package of support totaling $ 1 billion over three years will begin this year.

He understands:

• $ 200 million through regional development agencies to support major festivals.

• $ 200 million through Canadian Heritage to support local festivals, community cultural events, outdoor theatrical performances, heritage celebrations, local museums and amateur sporting events,

• $ 100 million to Destination Canada for marketing campaigns to help Canadians and other visitors discover and explore the country.

• $ 500 million for a tourism relief fund administered by regional development agencies. The fund will support investments by local tourism businesses in tailoring their products and services to public health measures and other investments that will help them recover from the pandemic and position themselves for future growth.

Peter Jackson is a reporter for the Local Journalism Initiative.


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The latest figures on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, April 19, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths). * The total number of cases includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travelers. There were 7,593 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 294 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 42. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 62.16 per 100,000 people. 29,907,670 tests were performed. Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,043 confirmed cases (26 active, 1,011 resolved, six deaths). There was a new case on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.98 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been 14 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is two. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There were 234,141 completed tests. Prince Edward Island: 170 confirmed cases (10 active, 160 resolved, zero deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 6.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of eight new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is one. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 134,704 completed tests. Nova Scotia: 1,807 confirmed cases (49 active, 1,691 resolved, 67 deaths). There were seven new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is five per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 39 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is six. There were no new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, one new death has been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.01 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 6.84 per 100,000 people. There were 464,263 completed tests. New Brunswick: 1,788 confirmed cases (154 active, 1,601 resolved, 33 deaths). There were 10 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 19.71 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 66 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is nine. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. 283,622 tests were performed. Quebec: 336,952 confirmed cases (13,449 active, 312,701 resolved, 10,802 deaths). There were 1,344 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 156.85 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 10,569 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,510. There were nine new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 60 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is nine. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.98 per 100,000 people. There were 7,813,292 tests performed. Ontario: 416,995 confirmed cases (41,588 active, 367,691 resolved, 7,716 deaths). There were 4,250 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 282.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 30,387 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 4,341. There were 18 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 164 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 23. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.16 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 52.37 per 100,000 people. There were 13,328,247 tests performed. Manitoba: 36,159 confirmed cases (1,688 active, 33,512 resolved, 959 deaths). There were 170 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 122.38 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 946 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 135. One new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, a total of 10 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is one. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 69.53 per 100,000 people. 626,901 tests were performed. Saskatchewan: 38,160 confirmed cases (2,742 active, 34,953 resolved, 465 deaths). There were 289 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 232.63 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,856 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 265. A new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 11 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 39.45 per 100,000 people. 723,594 tests were performed. Alberta: 170,795 confirmed cases (17,935 active, 150,820 resolved, 2,040 deaths). There were 1,516 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 405.6 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,893 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,413. There were three new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 27 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 46.13 per 100,000 people. There were 3,913,177 tests performed. British Columbia: 117,080 confirmed cases (10,259 active, 105,291 resolved, 1,530 deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 199.29 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 5,221 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 746. No new deaths were reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 21 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is three. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.06 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.72 per 100,000 people. There were 2,349,763 completed tests. Yukon: 76 confirmed cases (two active, 73 resolved, one death). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.76 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There were 8,740 completed tests. Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been no new cases in total. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 16,904 completed tests. Nunavut: 417 confirmed cases (22 active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 55.9 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 22 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is three. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There were 10,246 completed tests. This report was automatically generated by the digital data bureau of The Canadian Press and was first published on April 19, 2021. The Canadian Press


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The Canadian Press

The latest figures on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The last number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada at 4 a.m. ET on Monday, April 19, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths). * The total number of cases includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travelers. There were 7,593 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 294 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 42. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 62.16 per 100,000 people. 29,907,670 tests were performed. Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,043 confirmed cases (26 active, 1,011 resolved, six deaths). There was a new case on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.98 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been 14 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is two. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There were 234,141 completed tests. Prince Edward Island: 170 confirmed cases (10 active, 160 resolved, zero deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 6.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of eight new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is one. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 134,704 completed tests. Nova Scotia: 1,807 confirmed cases (49 active, 1,691 resolved, 67 deaths). There were seven new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is five per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 39 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is six. There were no new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, one new death has been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.01 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 6.84 per 100,000 people. There were 464,263 completed tests. New Brunswick: 1,788 confirmed cases (154 active, 1,601 resolved, 33 deaths). There were 10 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 19.71 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 66 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is nine. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. 283,622 tests were performed. Quebec: 336,952 confirmed cases (13,449 active, 312,701 resolved, 10,802 deaths). There were 1,344 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 156.85 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 10,569 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,510. There were nine new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 60 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is nine. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.98 per 100,000 people. There were 7,813,292 tests performed. Ontario: 416,995 confirmed cases (41,588 active, 367,691 resolved, 7,716 deaths). There were 4,250 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 282.26 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 30,387 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 4,341. There were 18 new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 164 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is 23. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.16 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 52.37 per 100,000 people. There were 13,328,247 tests performed. Manitoba: 36,159 confirmed cases (1,688 active, 33,512 resolved, 959 deaths). There were 170 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 122.38 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 946 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 135. One new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, a total of 10 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is one. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 69.53 per 100,000 people. 626,901 tests were performed. Saskatchewan: 38,160 confirmed cases (2,742 active, 34,953 resolved, 465 deaths). There were 289 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 232.63 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,856 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 265. A new death was reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 11 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 39.45 per 100,000 people. 723,594 tests were performed. Alberta: 170,795 confirmed cases (17,935 active, 150,820 resolved, 2,040 deaths). There were 1,516 new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 405.6 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,893 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 1,413. There were three new deaths reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 27 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 46.13 per 100,000 people. There were 3,913,177 tests performed. British Columbia: 117,080 confirmed cases (10,259 active, 105,291 resolved, 1,530 deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 199.29 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 5,221 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is 746. No new deaths were reported on Sunday. In the past seven days, 21 new deaths have been reported. The seven-day moving average of new reported deaths is three. The seven-day moving average death rate is 0.06 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.72 per 100,000 people. There were 2,349,763 completed tests. Yukon: 76 confirmed cases (two active, 73 resolved, one death). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 4.76 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There were 8,740 completed tests. Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were no new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been no new cases in total. The seven-day moving average of new cases is zero. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There were 16,904 completed tests. Nunavut: 417 confirmed cases (22 active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There were three new cases on Sunday. The rate of active cases is 55.9 per 100,000 people. In the past seven days, there have been a total of 22 new cases. The seven-day moving average of new cases is three. No deaths have been reported in the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There were 10,246 completed tests. This report was automatically generated by the digital data bureau of The Canadian Press and was first published on April 19, 2021. The Canadian Press


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The collapse of Greensill Capital was an uncomfortable finding for the trade finance industry. While the downfall of the supply chain finance company can be attributed to several factors, including a reported lack of transparency within the organization, it is also a testament to its true technological capabilities and financial health.

But this case also raises concerns for the trade finance industry as a whole. Greensill’s downfall is not only bad news for the company itself, its lenders and insurers, but also for its corporate clients who now depend on supply chain finance to fuel global commerce. For some critics of the finance tool, the Greensill saga reveals the potentially damaging effects of relying on supply chain finance, rather than timely supplier payment practices, to support operations and cash flow. .

Yet especially for small and medium-sized businesses facing an estimated $ 1.5 trillion shortfall in available trade finance, an injection of capital at some point in the supply chain is crucial to maintain fluidity. Exchanges.

Tom james, CEO of TradeFlow, recently told PYMNTS that events like Greensill’s demise are an opportunity for the industry to rethink its place in global trade and its approach to nurturing it.

“The financial sector will learn from this,” he said. “Better business systems made possible by technology that enables transparency, verifiability, authenticity checks and traceability are the way forward.”

A challenge of transparency

While Greensill may be an example of the rare “bad apple” in the supply chain finance space, it does reveal the consequences of a lack of transparency in a trade finance business model.

Recent Bloomberg Reports, citing anonymous sources, pointed to claims that Greensill was not talking about his true technological capabilities, relying on spreadsheets and third parties like Taulia to connect businesses to finance, despite his vocal promotion of proprietary technologies.

Greensill’s issues are not necessarily representative of all players in the industry, but as James noted, many of the biggest problems in trade finance today can be resolved through greater transparency and greater accountability. technology.

Trade finance fraud is a prime example of an industrial threat that can strike anywhere.

“If we look at some of the more recent fraud cases in traditional trade finance loan cases, this is where companies have funded the same commodity transaction multiple times, using false or copied documents. “, did he declare.

Much of this fraud is allowed due to the paper and manual nature of this space. Manually identifying a fraudulent invoice or cross-checking data in spreadsheets is far from the most effective way to combat trade finance fraud. James highlighted the digitization of key business documents such as bills of lading, which is essential to ensure data integrity.

New business models

Greensill’s troubles also highlighted concerns about the use of credit insurance by the trade finance industry. As The New York Times recently reported, the withdrawal of Greensill’s insurers, which insure the company’s clients who are buyers in the supply chain, led one of the company’s main financiers, Credit Suisse, to freeze $ 10 billion. dollars of funds.

The case could prompt a reconsideration of the way in which world trade is financed. Today, there are many trade finance products in which the buyer or supplier funds an unpaid invoice, with the financiers making a profit by keeping a percentage of the payment of that invoice once it is finally paid (the supply chain financing involves the financing of an invoice and the matching of suppliers with an advance payment).

Credit insurance has historically played a crucial role in covering losses in the event the bill never actually gets paid.

For TradeFlow, embracing a business model that eliminates the need for insurance means mitigating the types of risks that led to Greensill’s downfall. The company retains ownership of the product while it is being shipped or stored and therefore uses an asset-backed strategy to fuel the trade.

“We are able to do transactions that banks are not able to lend directly against,” James said. “We are not in competition with the banks, but in fact, we complement traditional forms of trade finance lending and therefore help close the growing trade finance gap.”

Other companies don’t seem daunted by the collapse of Greensill, Australian FinTech Accountancy MYOB launch planning its own trade finance tool later this year. The company will deploy an invoice financing model directly targeting vendors, using technology to connect businesses to equity within 48 hours.

James highlighted other technologies that can promote transparency and mitigate risk in trade finance, including blockchain which can accelerate the movement of funds across borders, as well as the ongoing digitization of key documents in the trade. International trade.

The use of trade finance is unlikely to ever go away completely. But if the Greensill Saga brings lessons to the industry, it could spur new business models to finance trade and support buyer’s and seller’s cash flow. Whatever technologies are used, what is clear is that the trade finance arena needs to explore new avenues to enhance reliability and strengthen its role as a responsible vehicle for fueling global trade.

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NEW PYMNTS STUDY: OPEN BANK 2021

About the study: Open banking-based payment offerings have been available in some markets since 2018, but the pandemic has prompted many consumers to try these solutions for the first time – and there is no turning back. In the Open Banking report, PYMNTS examines the rise of open banking as merchants and payment service providers around the world exploit these options to deliver secure and transparent account-to-account payments.






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Chinese fishing fleet ‘we won’t be fooled’, says Manila defense chief http://www.bcflyfishingresources.com/chinese-fishing-fleet-we-wont-be-fooled-says-manila-defense-chief/ http://www.bcflyfishingresources.com/chinese-fishing-fleet-we-wont-be-fooled-says-manila-defense-chief/#respond Sun, 04 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 http://www.bcflyfishingresources.com/chinese-fishing-fleet-we-wont-be-fooled-says-manila-defense-chief/

MANILA: The Philippines continued to record a spike in COVID-19 infections on Monday, with officials at a Quezon City public hospital likening the crisis to a “war zone” as health facilities across the country struggled to cope with an influx of patients.

The country recorded 9,628 new infections on Monday, as the government placed its capital, Metro Manila and four surrounding provinces, under one of the strictest lockdown levels in March to deal with the outbreak.

“It’s like a war zone now,” healthcare worker John M. told Arab News on Monday, describing scenes at his hospital of patients on a stretcher or folding bed and lying in the hallway.

“This has never happened before. It’s because of an influx of COVID patients. Also, we don’t turn away patients who are brought to the facility, ”said John, who requested that his name be changed because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The health ministry said Monday’s infections brought the national total to 945,745.

It reported 88 more coronavirus deaths, bringing the death toll to 16,048, with 788,322 recoveries and 141,375 active cases.

Since the peak in March, several hospitals have said they are operating at full capacity for patients with COVID-19, some of whom have had to wait several days to be admitted or travel from hospital to hospital for treatment. .

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH), the largest COVID-19 referral facility in the country, had “a lot” of patients on the waiting list.

“They are already full, and we have a lot of patients on the waiting list,” Dr Joel Santiaguel, researcher in the pulmonary service of PGH, told Arab News.

Santiaguel said that compared to last year when a patient referred to PGH could be easily admitted, patients now had to wait several days or be transferred to the emergency room in an emergency. “But that also takes time.”

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Several hospitals have said they are operating at full capacity for patients with COVID-19, some of whom have had to wait several days to be admitted or travel from hospital to hospital for treatment.

He also cited how ambulances were working overtime to transport critical patients to hospitals, with a long queue parked outside PGH.

Santiaguel traced the crisis to the second or third week of March, saying PGH has never been crowded with COVID-19 patients before. He had also heard of some patients who were desperate for a bed to be admitted to the emergency room.

“We used to see about 20 patients per day, but from March until now we are treating 70 patients per day. There are no beds available, so patients either go to at least six to eight hospitals to find room in the ER or wait in the ER tent (to open up the space). “

Some patients have died while awaiting their turn.

John said such stories weren’t limited to patients, with a nurse at his facility testing positive for coronavirus also being forced to wait on a “rollaway bed in the hospital hallway for a vacant room or bed.”

The hospital where he works has two five-story buildings for COVID-19 patients, with each floor accommodating 50 patients.

“All rooms are currently occupied. Previously, we admitted one person per room. Now we have to take two per room.

According to the Department of Health, COVID-19 bed utilization remains high in Metro Manila, with beds in 700 of its intensive care units (ICUs) reporting 84% occupancy, while 3,800 isolation beds were at 63% occupancy. rate, 2,200 ward beds at 70 percent and ventilators at 61 percent.

Meanwhile, 66% of 1,900 intensive care beds, 49% of 13,600 isolation beds, 56% of 6,000 ward beds and 47% of 2,000 ventilators are currently in use nationwide.

In his televised address to the nation last week, President Rodrigo Duterte warned of further deaths from COVID-19 due to the lack of vaccine supply.

“So far the word is not available. Unavailable because there is not enough supply to inoculate the world. It will take time. I tell you, many more will die because of it. I just can’t tell who.

On Monday, however, Duterte spokesman Harry Roque said the number of COVID-19 cases in a few cities in Metro Manila had started to decline in recent days, in part due to the outbreak. intensified work of the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) program.

He said that although there was only a slight decrease, it was “still proof” that the PDTIR initiative was working.

He added that the results of the lockdown of Manila and its surrounding provinces would be visible after three to four weeks.

During a press briefing this weekend, Under Secretary of Health Maria Rosario Vergeire said the department was stepping up efforts to expand the health system.

“The most important thing for us now is, even as the numbers grow, to have enough healthcare capacity to accommodate patients, especially those who need hospital care or need quarantine care. We are increasing (the number of) beds, discussing with our local governments to intensify our response. ”

She also expressed hope that cases would decrease in the coming days and that hospitals in Metro Manila would be decongested.


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Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia sank eight Malaysian-flagged vessels this week to fish in its exclusive economic zone, authorities said on Friday.

Six boats were sunk by the Belawan District Attorney’s Office in North Sumatra on March 16.

“We hope this will have a deterrent effect on foreign ships,” Ikeu Bachtiar, chief prosecutor, said on Friday.

Two other fishing boats were destroyed Thursday by the Banda Aceh district prosecutor’s office.

The ships were sunk at the port of Kuturaja in Banda Aceh.

“The fishing vessels are evidence of a criminal act in the field of fishing committed by a foreign flag fishing vessel which has permanent legal force,” said Leonard Eben Ezer Simanjuntak, spokesperson for the office on Thursday evening. of the Attorney General.

Both boats were confiscated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in 2019 for illegal fishing in Indonesian waters without a valid license and using fishing gear banned by Indonesia.

The members of their crew – all Thai citizens – were arrested and their captains, Surriyon Jannok and Winai Bunpichit, were sentenced.

Indonesia sank more than 550 vessels linked to illegal fishing between October 2014 and 2020.

The penalty for illegal fishing under Indonesian law is a maximum prison term of six years and a fine of up to 20 billion Indonesian rupiah ($ 1.3 million).

* Written by Maria Elisa Hospita with the Indonesian language services of the Anadolu Agency in Jakarta

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People see yachts at the Miami International Boat Show in Miami, Florida, the United States on February 14, 2020.

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Boat sales exploded last year during the coronavirus pandemic, as more Americans turned to the lifestyle of more flexible work environments that allowed people to spend more time to enjoy the outdoors.

Sales of boats, marine products and services across the country jumped to a 13-year high in 2020 to $ 47 billion, up 9% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Manufacturers of Marine Products.

The trend, which shows few signs of slowing down in 2021, shocked industry players who were sure they were going through a rough patch as the pandemic shut down the economy. Now dealers are struggling to maintain inventory and manufacturers are expanding production capacity to meet demand. Waiting times for buyers have gone from a few weeks to several months. In addition, first-time buyers are entering the market in greater numbers, a sign that growth is sustainable.

Eric Wold, analyst at B. Riley, notes that uncertainty remains with the emergence of new variants of Covid even as vaccine deployments accelerate, concerns that could keep consumers interested in boating in 2021.

“There is still not much certainty as to when the economy will reopen with the vaccine rollout, so the demand we saw last year will continue at least this year, and that will continue to drive the production for the manufacturer for at least two years, ”he said.

Owning a boat can be an expensive business. With PWC prices averaging $ 13,000, boating is generally considered a pastime for the wealthy. But according to the president of the maritime association Frank Hugelmeyer, 61% of boaters have an annual family income of $ 75,000 or less.

First buyers

Steve Arnold, a 57-year-old owner of two Maine marinas and a yacht club franchisee, saw a massive increase in sales last year. He said sales in all areas had exploded, with average new boat sales up 40%, used boat sales up 45%, rental boats up 65% and Freedom Boat Club memberships up 28%. He said he had never seen such numbers in his 18 years with the business.

And if he expects sales to drop 5% to 10% this year, it will still be way ahead of expectations.

He said the effects of the pandemic have left a positive impact on the boating industry that will last for years to come. “I think Covid has changed society for the better when it comes to your family and relationships during your discretionary time,” he said.

As new boaters enter the market, a domino effect occurs, with their friends and families also entering the business.

Last year, the number of new boat buyers increased for the first time in more than 10 years, up 10% from 2019. Among these new boat buyers, the average age also fell for the year. first time in 20 years, according to the marine association. The arrival of these new young buyers is a bright sign for the future of the industry, said Hugelmeyer.

“You never run out of friends who want to go out on a boat. You get very popular and then the groups of families and friends start to grow into families of boaters,” said Hugelmeyer.

Additionally, Americans find that their work-from-home schedule gives them more flexibility to do activities when they want.

“We have these longer term results from Covid, including flexible working arrangements which I believe will allow people to enjoy boating more flexibly during this week,” Said Brunswick CEO David Foulkes. Brunswick is the parent company of popular boat manufacturing brands such as Boston Whaler and Sea Ray.

Boston Whaler 240 Vantage

Source: Brunswick

The “ best year ” for boating

Rick Davis, Director of Sales and Finance at Palmetto boat auction, a South Carolina dealer, saw firsthand the scale of growth in consumer demand for boats during the pandemic.

“We thought we were screwed [last] year, as far as business goes and 30 days later, it’s actually quite the opposite. It was the best year of my 24-25 year old for sure, ”said Davis.

Sales of new powerboats in the United States rose about 12% last year to more than 310,000 from 2019, the marine association said. Among the categories of boats purchased by consumers, freshwater fishing boats and pontoons were extremely popular, accounting for half of motor boat sales last year. Sales of new wake boats, used for wakeboarding and wake surfing, increased 20% to 13,000 units in 2020, the association reported.

Membership-based Liberty Boat Club, which appeals to those who do not want to fully commit to buying a boat, has also seen a resurgence of consumer interest. The Brunswick Corp. saw a 61% increase in membership since May 2019 in 31 states, Canada and Europe.

Brunswick’s most profitable categories during the pandemic were largely its parts and accessories business, most notably the Mercury Marine brand.

“As more people enter the boating lifestyle and use boats, the overall use of the boat is driving the need for more parts and accessories,” said Craig Kennison, senior analyst at Baird.

Outrage of the Boston Whaler 420

Source: Brunswick

Track demand

Many boat retailers are still fill their order book for this year. Social distancing measures are expected to remain in place for the near future in many parts of the country, so people continue to buy boats to safely enjoy the outdoors, especially during the more temperate months.

Arnold said before the pandemic, the average wait time to get a boat was four to six weeks. Now he says it can take up to eight months for customers to receive their boat.

Brunswick announced last year that it expanded its boat production capacity in three of its manufacturing plants to meet growing consumer demand. Still, Foulkes said it would take at least two or three years before he could fully restock his boat dealers.

“Dealers are looking for boats with us and we are ramping up production as fast as possible, not only to meet retail demand, but also all kinds of demands to fill the pipeline, which has become very depleted of inventory in the field. “Said Foulkes.

Sea Ray SLX 400

Source: Brunswick


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