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    Canadian federal government officials delivered an update on the country’s COVID-19 numbers and vaccine rollout on Tuesday.

    The update came as Canada is expected to receive it’s largest shipment yet of Pfizer vaccines this week.

    Canada added 1,157 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 18 new fatalities, as Canadians across much of the country celebrated Family Day on Monday.

    The new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 826,671, however, several regions did not release any new COVID-19 data due to the holiday.

    To date, the virus has claimed 21,311 lives in Canada.

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