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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, June 7, 2021

Last Updated Jun 7, 2021 at 9:00 am MDT

Some people eligible for a second COVID-19 vaccination shot wait in line at the Palais des congres vaccination site in Montreal, Sunday, June 6, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern):

10:45 a.m.

Nunavut is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.

The territory has one active reported case of COVID-19, located in Iqaluit.

Health officials are announcing that starting June 14, fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from Nunavut’s 14-day isolation requirement.

Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson says travellers must apply to the Nunavut government for an exemption and will need to prove vaccination status.

10:30 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 525 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 114 new cases in Toronto, 95 in Peel Region and 51 in Waterloo.

The Health Department says 547 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 but notes that 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data over the weekend.

Health officials say 497 people are in intensive care with COVID-19 and 339 are on a ventilator.

9 a.m.

Moderna is applying to Health Canada today for its COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use in teenagers. 

The Massachusetts-based company says a trial of 2,500 youth aged 12 to 17 in the United States indicated the vaccine was 93 per cent to 100 per cent effective against COVID-19. 

Moderna is the second vaccine maker to apply for approval for youth; the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for kids as young as 16 in December and for youth 12 to 15 years old in May.

Both companies continue to test their vaccines on children as young as six months with hopes to apply for authorization by the fall.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press