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Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. “We are all seeing sides of each other that we can’t actually live with”: Bickering about public-health rules is creating its own epidemic
  2. Ontario reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Sunday, logging 4,456 new infections
  3. As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, here’s a list of who’s eligible for inoculation, by province

In the last 7 days, 52,118 cases were reported, up 27 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 241 deaths announced, up 24 per cent over the same period. At least 3,110 people are being treated in hospitals and 963,397 others are considered recovered.

Canada’s inoculation rate is 27th among 84 countries with a population of one million or more people.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.


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Photo of the day

Health workers wait in a car lineup outside a drive-through vaccination centre where they will receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Bogota. Colombian health workers waited up to five hours in a seven-kilometre line in order to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus over the weekend.DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/Getty Images


Coronavirus in Canada


In Ottawa, the military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine supply delivered to give a first dose to all adults who want one before Canada Day.

Election timing: The federal Liberals are tying the timing of the next election to the vaccine rollout and the country entering the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 wasteland: Scientists are increasingly turning to municipal waste water to look for evidence of the virus behind COVID-19.


Coronavirus around the world


Coronavirus and business

After trying to be patient for the last year, have we finally reached peak pandemic judgment?

  • After a year of watching people flout public-health guidelines, coupled with crowded mall parking lots and big-box store lineups, the collective frustration is palpable.
  • “COVID-19 has become a Netflix special that people are bored of watching,” says Verity Hill, who’s from Toronto.

Also today: From knitting and kneading to photography and illustrating, PDFs, e-books and other downloadable guides are surging in popularity as we look to learn new skills at home.


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Sources: Canada data are compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data are from Johns Hopkins.

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