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How major European countries are progressing with their vaccine rollouts

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Pfizer-BionTech vaccine supplies arriving in the early morning at the international airport of Pisa, on 12 January 2021. Through DHL, international courier company, the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine is shipped directly from Lipsia, Germany to the many destinations in Italy. (Photo by Enrico Mattia Del Punta/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The European Union kicked off its coronavirus vaccination campaign at the end of last month, and the number of people receiving shots is increasing, though some countries are faring better than others.

President Joko Widodo officially launched Indonesia's coronavirus vaccine drive Wednesday by becoming the first person in the country to receive the shot, state-run Antara News Agency reported.

Joko said the country would vaccinate nearly 5. 8 million people in January, according to Antara.

So far, 22 people in South Korea have been indicted for violating the country’s social distancing rules since they were implemented last month, health official Son Young-rae said Wednesday.

New cases: South Korea reported 562 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

The United States on Tuesday reported a record-high number of 4,327 new Covid-19 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Cases: Also on Tuesday, the US reported 215,805 new Covid-19 cases, according to JHU, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 22,838,110.

New cases: On Wednesday, India confirmed 15,968 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 10,495,147, according to figures released by the Health Ministry.

As of Tuesday, Colombia has reported 1,816,082 cases of Covid-19 and 46,782 virus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Facing a surge in Covid-19 cases, Cuban officials Tuesday night said they are implementing new restrictions, including shutting schools in much of the capital Havana and other parts of the island.

Cuban health officials on Tuesday reported 487 new Covid-19 cases, topping the previous record set the day before.

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