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The Latest: Iran reports highest daily death toll of 2021

The Latest: Iran reports highest daily death toll of 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Sunday reported its highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 this year, bringing the country’s total deaths in the pandemic to nearly 64,500, state TV reported. The report said 258 new deaths were recorded in 24 hours.
Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

BROWNING, Mont. — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency.
Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases.
Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

BEIJING — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
The COVID-19 wasteland: searching for clues to the pandemic in the sewers

The COVID-19 wasteland: searching for clues to the pandemic in the sewers

OTTAWA — When Ottawa Public Health officials are trying to decide whether restrictions in the city need to tighten up, they look to the normal markers like positive tests, patients in hospital, and outbreaks.
Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

TOKYO — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up by local organizers of the games.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 11, 2021. There are 1,052,539 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,052,539 confirmed cases (70,619 active, 958,633 resolved, 23,287 deaths) .

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 11, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 11, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 213,041 new vaccinations administered for a total of 7,785,807 doses given. Nationwide, 784,671 people or 2.

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises.