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

Top headlines:

  1. Immigrants had a COVID-19 death rate about two times higher than that of other Canadians early in the pandemic, a study from Statistics Canada says
  2. Canada is now the only G7 country that has not made a firm commitment to share its excess vaccine supply
  3. A team of Canadian researchers has documented a successful treatment for blood clots associated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

In the last 7 days, 10,832 cases were reported, down 34 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 229 deaths announced, down 2 per cent over the same period. At least 1,570 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,353,147 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 12th among 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.

Coronavirus explainers: Coronavirus in maps and chartsTracking vaccine dosesLockdown rules and reopeningVaccine distribution planFour vaccines approved in CanadaEssential resources

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People wait for the screening of Philly D.A. at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany today. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Berlinale Summer Special will be a purely outdoor event with mandatory testing for all spectators, taking place through June 20 at 16 outdoor venues.

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Coronavirus in Canada

A team of Canadian researchers has documented a successful treatment for blood clots associated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • The results provide confidence that the clotting can be arrested if caught in time. However, they do not entirely eliminate the possibility of death or serious complications related to the rare condition known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT.

Higher number of immigrant deaths: COVID-19 had a disproportionately high impact on certain immigrants, according to a Statistics Canada report.

Vaccine sharing: United States and Britain announced today they will together donate 600 million doses in total to low-income countries over the next year – leaving Canada as the only G7 country yet to donate excess supply.

Coronavirus around the world

Coronavirus and business

The Bank of Canada shrugged off concerns about rising inflation in discussions ahead of this week’s rate decision and concluded that supply chain bottlenecks will be unblocked as the economy normalizes.

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  • The bank’s deputy governor, Tim Lane, said that a quicker COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the U.S. economy’s reopening are “encouraging” developments that suggest that we are “on track for a strong consumer-led recovery as containment measures ease here in Canada.”

Also today: Air Canada is recalling 2,600 workers as demand for travel rebounds

And: Many companies in the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors will struggle with reduced cash flow, high debt levels and possibly bankruptcies well into 2022: Chamber of Commerce

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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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