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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 42,622 new vaccinations administered for a total of 738,864 doses given.
Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the pandemic Thursday, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths from COVID-19 recorded for the previous 24 hours. The recent surge in cases has swamped hospitals.
The Latest: South Korea has lowest case count in 2 months

The Latest: South Korea has lowest case count in 2 months

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in two months as officials express cautious hope that the country is beginning to wiggle out from its worst wave of the pandemic.
Legal review shows British Columbia can't restrict interprovincial travel: Horgan

Legal review shows British Columbia can't restrict interprovincial travel: Horgan

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says a review of legal options has made it clear it cannot prevent people from travelling to the province from elsewhere in Canada.
Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over.
5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

PUNE, India — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said.
Manitoba eases measures as COVID cases decline, but feds warn of severe illness rise

Manitoba eases measures as COVID cases decline, but feds warn of severe illness rise

Manitoba is loosening lockdown measures as its COVID-19 case counts continue to level off, but while other provinces see early signs of a similar slowdown, experts warn that some of the worst impacts of the recent surge may be yet to come.
Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse

Trudeau speaks to Pfizer CEO as delays to vaccine shipments get worse

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla by phone Thursday, the same day the company informed Canada delays to its shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are going to be even worse than previously thought. Maj.-Gen.
Spanish tennis player says she tested positive for COVID-19

Spanish tennis player says she tested positive for COVID-19

MELBOURNE, Australia — A Spanish tennis player ranked in the top 70 who was forced to quarantine in her hotel room after potentially being exposed to the coronavirus on an Australian Open charter flight says she tested positive for COVID-19.
Florida begins to restrict COVID vaccine to state residents

Florida begins to restrict COVID vaccine to state residents

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.