Coronavirus: Canadian officials provide update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout | LIVE

Government of Canada officials are expected to provide a technical briefing Thursday on the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and logistics.

Health officials across the country continue to work to vaccinate those most vulnerable to the disease, including the elderly and front line health-care workers.

According to Health Canada, a total of 548,950 doses of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed for use to the provinces and territories.

Canada added 6,849 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 680,806.

Health authorities said another 150 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19. To date, the virus has claimed 17,383 lives in Canada.

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