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COVID-19: Quebec reports 20 more deaths, drop in hospitalizations two days in a row

COVID-19: Quebec reports 20 more deaths, drop in hospitalizations two days in a row

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 20 more deaths and a 27-patient drop in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.
Giants place OF Mike Yastrzemski on COVID-19 injured list

Giants place OF Mike Yastrzemski on COVID-19 injured list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants placed outfielder Mike Yastrzemski on the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday.

Ontario reports people 1,362 in hospital with COVID-19, 212 in ICUs

Ontario is reporting 1,362 people in hospital with COVID-19 today, a decrease from 1,684 the previous day. The province has previously said not all hospitals report their data on weekends.
Shanghai erects metal barriers in fight against COVID-19

Shanghai erects metal barriers in fight against COVID-19

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Volunteers and government workers in Shanghai erected metal barriers in multiple districts to block off small streets and entrances to apartment complexes, as China hardens its strict “zero-COVID” approach in its largest city de
COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if changes are needed.
Israel lifts indoor mask mandate as coronavirus cases drop

Israel lifts indoor mask mandate as coronavirus cases drop

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has lifted an indoor mask mandate in place for nearly a year as the country’s new cases of coronavirus continue to drop. The end of the masking requirement took effect Saturday night.