The government of Quebec, Canada, announced on April 27th local time that it had the first case of death from a blood clot caused by vaccination against AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus vaccine, the first case found in Canada.
Quebec Governor Francois Legault said at a news conference the same day, the death of a 54-year-old woman, healthy life. Horacio Arruda, the province’s chief medical officer, said the woman’s cause of death was vaccine-induced immunothrombosis platelet deficiency (VITT). She was vaccinated against AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus in early April, followed by a blood clot in her brain.
Governor Lego stressed that this situation is very rare and the probability is one in 100,000. Researchers also say new coronaviruses are ten times more likely to cause blood clots than vaccinations.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several federal officials have been vaccinated against AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus vaccine as a sign of their faith in its safety, as Canadians have raised concerns about its safety.
At a press conference, Governor Lego also announced that the curfew in Montreal, the province’s largest city, and the nearby city of Laval would be postponed from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until May 3.
In the third outbreak, Quebec had a better control of the outbreak in Canada’s major provinces.