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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Jan. 16, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Jan. 16, 2021. There are 702,183 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 702,183 confirmed cases (76,234 active, 608,084 resolved, 17,865 deaths).
Canada surpasses 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as provinces revisit vaccine plans

Canada surpasses 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as provinces revisit vaccine plans

Canada's procurement minister urged drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech to get the country's COVID-19 vaccine delivery schedule back on track as soon as possible as cases of the novel coronavirus surged past the 700,000 mark on Saturday.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:45 p.m. Canada's national COVID-19 case count has surpassed 700,000.
B.C. travel ban will harm struggling tourism sector, says industry coalition

B.C. travel ban will harm struggling tourism sector, says industry coalition

VICTORIA — A coalition of British Columbia tourism industry groups is urging the province against considering a domestic travel ban, saying restricting travel between provinces to fight COVID-19 would only further harm the sector. The B.C.
Quebec reports 2,225 new COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths as hospitalizations decline

Quebec reports 2,225 new COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths as hospitalizations decline

MONTREAL — Quebec reported 2,225 new COVID-19 cases and 67 further deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus on Saturday as the province marked one week since instituting a curfew and tougher public health measures.
Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players into strict hotel quarantine.
The Latest: Another state has 1st case of new virus variant

The Latest: Another state has 1st case of new virus variant

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana has identified the state’s first case of a coronavirus variant believed to be more transmissible than the original. The governor's office said Saturday the case was detected in a person in the New Orleans area.

Alaska reports 305 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Fairbanks man in his 80s has died from COVID-19 and another 305 confirmed infections were reported Friday, health officials in Alaska said as the state continues vaccination efforts.
Ontario reports 3,056 new COVID-19 cases, adjusts vaccine schedule due to delays

Ontario reports 3,056 new COVID-19 cases, adjusts vaccine schedule due to delays

A shipping delay from the pharmaceutical giant producing a key COVID-19 vaccine will in turn slow the pace at which some Ontario residents can be inoculated, the province's top doctor announced Saturday amid a continued spike in virus cases and relat
The Latest: Memphis women's basketball cancels another game

The Latest: Memphis women's basketball cancels another game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Memphis women’s basketball game against USF scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled . The Tigers have elected not to compete due to health and safety concerns.