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A crowded beach in Cancun, Mexico, on April 3, 2021.

COVID explodes in Cancun, Los Cabos as new wave hits Mexico

A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean.

A sign outside a Provincetown venue described its vaccination policy.

Waiting to exhale: COVID-19’s resurgence has many on edge

While reports are increasing nationwide of breakthrough infections in people already vaccinated, the cases are still uncommon and most do not involve serious illness or death.

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states.

Associated Press poll finds 45% of unvaccinated Americans say they will definitely not get a shot

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states.

Foreign nationals depart a vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Israel, with the highest proportion of citizens vaccinated against Covid-19 in the world, found it took three weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot to start curbing new cases and hospitalizations.

Pfizer shot halts severe illness in Israel, only 39% effective in preventing infections

Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine provided a strong shield against hospitalization and more severe disease in cases caused by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, even though it was just 39% effective in preventing infections, according to the country’s health ministry.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 test to a person at Sameday Testing on July 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

L.A.’s fully-vaccinated people made up one-in-five COVID-19 infections

Los Angeles County’s top health official said fully vaccinated people made up one-in-five COVID-19 infections in June and warned that the figure may rise in July with a higher level of community transmission.

Pedestrians wore masks Thursday in Cambridge, where officials urged residents and visitors to wear masks in indoor public spaces.

Rising COVID-19 cases have spurred action on face coverings

As coronavirus case numbers rise across the country, some communities are once again asking residents and visitors to mask up.

Town-by-town COVID-19 data in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health releases new town-by-town data for coronavirus cases every week. Here is the latest set of such data showing how the coronavirus has ravaged individual communities throughout the state.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

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