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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, July 13, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern):

9:45 a.m.

Canada has passed the halfway point in vaccinations.

As of Monday, more than 50 per cent of eligible Canadians — at least 12 years old — have had their second shot.

That means 26.3 million Canadians now have had both required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 20 million of them received their second dose at least 14 days ago, the time period after which the immune system has reacted enough so you are considered to be fully vaccinated.

Provinces logged almost 450,000 second doses Monday, though that number includes second doses in some provinces given over the weekend.

Canada is also edging closer to hitting 80 per cent of eligible people at least partially vaccinated, with 79.11 per cent of people over 12 now having received at least one dose.

Manitoba, at 58 per cent, leads the way on second doses given to eligible people.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press