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Fire kills 13 COVID-19 patients in hospital in western India

NEW DELHI — A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a hospital in western India early Friday, killing 13 COVID-19 patients, a hospital official said.
In absence of mandated paid sick days, some companies are stepping up

In absence of mandated paid sick days, some companies are stepping up

As it becomes increasingly clear that workplaces are a key transmission location in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Canadian employers are offering paid sick leave to their employees in the absence of government action.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, April 22, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 9:30 p.m. Yukon is reporting two new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of infections in the territory to 80.
Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force.

Brazilian players barred after coronavirus test confusion

SAO PAULO — Four men were stopped from playing in a Brazilian state championship soccer match Thursday because of suspicions they had attempted to falsify their COVID-19 tests.
Oregon: CDC investigating woman's death after J&J vaccine

Oregon: CDC investigating woman's death after J&J vaccine

PORTLAND, Ore.
The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 22, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 22, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 360,819 new vaccinations administered for a total of 11,158,636 doses given.
California goes from worst to first in virus infections

California goes from worst to first in virus infections

LOS ANGELES — Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, April 22, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, April 22, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 22, 2021. There are 1,155,834 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,155,834 confirmed cases (86,768 active, 1,045,244 resolved, 23,822 deaths).