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Westmoreland ranks 10th among resident cases at 2,090 and 12th among employees with 321.

This raises the number of active cases in the province to 48.

"Things are working extremely well", Health Minister Paul Merriman said during the announcement on Thursday.

New Brunswick has had 1,484 cumulative confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

"People with disabilities wondering about their eligibility should apply the definition to their situation: Does their disability put them at increased risk for COVID-19?"

The new tool that connects people with appointments was launched in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital, which helps run the free vaccine finder tool, and will be available in all 50 states.

Polis anticipated vaccine eligibility would open to the general public by mid-April.

Streitman said the COVID-19 vaccines are similar to getting flu shots, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has deemed safe for pregnant women to receive for decades.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't officially authorised to release the information.

In Louisiana, health officials give updated totals of wasted doses to reporters at the governor's weekly COVID-19 briefing. They plan around it by overbooking appointments by around 7%, keeping the clinic listed as open online as well as keeping a standby list.

The province also announced Thursday that all residents of long-term care facilities have had the opportunity to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination rates in Europe have been lower than in the US, though, where about 22% of people have received their first dose and about 12% of people have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. "We want to continue putting vaccines into people's arms".

At the vaccination centres, vaccination slots are being proportioned to accommodate reserved appointments of COWIN registered beneficiaries, 2nd dose beneficiaries and open/walk-in beneficiaries on a day-to-day basis.

"With 3.2 million doses administered as of March 9, 2021, the 3,396 unusable doses reported by state providers make up about 0.1% of the doses administered - less than the CDC expectation of 5% of unusable doses", Alicia Shoults, an Ohio Department of Health spokesperson, said in an email.

Since starting the drive in mid-January, India has administered 36 million vaccine doses, which are mostly the AstraZeneca shots developed with Oxford University and locally known as Covishield, the same in use in Nigeria.

In a statement, it said that no new deaths had been reported.

Air Canada Flight 414 - from Toronto to Montreal, departed at 2:18 p.m.

People who travelled on these flights should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight. Modi stressed the need to enforce Covid-19-appropriate behaviou (mask-use, distancing, etc) and exhorted states to implement "test, track and treat" with greater rigour.

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