What's keeping the world from getting vaccinated against COVID-19?The National 12 hours ago
- Canada eyeing multi-stage approach to reopening the border to travellers.
- Ontario faces pressure to shift COVID-19 vaccine 2nd doses to hot-spot communities.
- Months after launch of Quebec's vaccine campaign, hardest-hit areas still struggle with access.
- Alberta premier apologizes for controversial Sky Palace dinner.
- 12 more die of COVID-19 in B.C. but end of health emergency in sight as 481 new cases recorded over 3 days.
- Sask. Opposition proposes $25K lottery for fully vaccinated residents.
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- Track how many people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and around the world
What's happening across Canada
There was one new case of COVID-19 reported in New Brunswick, where officials announced that the province had not met its goal of having 75 per cent of those 12 and over receive a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by June 7.
There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Prince Edward Island on Monday.
In Quebec, health officials reported three additional deaths and 193 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the province lifted more public health restrictions.
In the Prairie provinces on Monday, Manitoba reported two additional deaths and 169 new cases of COVID-19. Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said officials are “working on our roadmap to recovery” but cautioned that the health-care system is still under strain.
- StatsCan paints full picture of pandemic death toll, but Manitoba image remains fuzzy
- Saskatchewan reports 3rd COVID-19 death of person 19 or younger
Saskatchewan, meanwhile, reported three additional deaths and 68 new cases of COVID-19.
In Alberta, health officials reported two new deaths of COVID-19 and 127 new cases of COVID-19.
Across the North, there were no new cases reported in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or Yukon on Monday.
British Columbia on Monday reported 482 new cases of COVID-19 for the previous three days, and 12 additional deaths.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 10:10 a.m. ET
What's happening around the world
As of early Tuesday morning, more than 173.6 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, a tracking tool from Johns Hopkins University said. The reported global death toll stood at more than 3.7 million.
In Africa, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he hopes African COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing sites will be identified and some even close to producing by the end of 2021, in the race to deliver more shots to the continent.
In the Asia-Pacific region, India's daily coronavirus infections have dipped below 100,000 for the first time in more than two months as an overall downturn prompts some states to ease restrictions.
The 86,498 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India's total past 29 million on Tuesday, second only to the United States, which has more than 33 million.
Nepal, meanwhile, resumed its stalled coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with one million doses given by China after the Himalayan nation made international pleas for help. Nepal's vaccination campaign began in January but stalled when neighbouring India suffered a coronavirus surge and banned exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine it produces.
In the Americas, New York will lift more COVID-19 rules once 70 per cent of adults have at least one vaccine dose, a target Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the state could reach in days.
Nearly 69 per cent of New York adults have received at least one vaccination dose, according to the latest federal data.
In the Middle East, Kuwait has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, the state news agency KUNA reported.
In Europe, Denmark researchers are using virtual reality to encourage more COVID-19 vaccinations, through a game of manoeuvring through a virus-infected crowd in a city square.
-From The Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 7:10 a.m. ET
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