LIVE | The latest developments on the coronavirus

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Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for over a year.

Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.



Case: 230 754 396

Dead: 4,731,348


Case: 42 680 809

Dead: 684,428


Ontario: 581,908 cases (9,677 deaths)

Quebec: 406,429 cases (11,349 deaths)

Alberta: 286,706 cases (2,611 deaths)

British Columbia: 181,798 cases (1,915 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 63,875 cases (658 deaths)

Manitoba: 59,944 cases (1,207 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 6,452 cases (95 deaths)

New Brunswick: 3,629 cases (49 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,609 cases (7 deaths)

Northwest Territories: 852 cases (2 deaths)

Yukon: 736 cases (9 deaths)

Nunavut: 663 (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 287 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,594,901 (27,583 deaths)

11h00 | Hospitalizations on the rise


Quebec reports 701 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, bringing the total to 406,429 infected people and 11,349 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 754 infections and 7 deaths.


– 406,429 people infected (+701)

– 11,349 deaths (+2)

– 283 people hospitalized (+15)

* 50 new entries

* 35 new releases

– 91 people in intensive care (+1)

* 10 new entries

* 9 new releases

– The direct debits amounted to 37,463 for a total of 12,262,803

– 19,155 doses administered are added, i.e. 18,070 in the last 24 hours for a total of 12,818,218 doses received in Quebec

– Outside Quebec, a total of 177,136 doses were administered for a cumulative total of 12,995,354 doses received by Quebecers

10h50 | The pandemic slows down on the planet this week




The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down again this week in the world: here are the significant weekly developments, taken from an AFP database.

An important indicator, however, the number of cases diagnosed only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections and comparisons between countries should be taken with caution, as testing policies differ from one country to another.

9h45 | COVID-19: after 561 days, Norway returns to normal


Norway will lift almost all the restrictions put in place in March 2020 to fight the COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, the government announced on Friday in favor of the advance in vaccination.

“It has been 561 days since we introduced the most severe measures ever adopted in peacetime, 561 days which have constrained our lives as, I believe, no one could have imagined before,” said Prime Minister Erna Solberg at a press conference.

9h28 | Mandatory intervention mask in common areas of RPAs

Photo Agence QMI

Wearing a mask will become mandatory again in the common areas of private seniors’ residences (RPA) in several regions as of next Monday.

All residents will then be required to wear a procedural mask when moving around the RPA, using an elevator, and in indoor common areas.

9:24 am | USA: health authorities finally support a booster dose for workers at risk

US health authorities on Friday supported the administration of a 3rd dose of Pfizer’s anti-Covid vaccine for people highly exposed to the coronavirus in the course of their work, reversing the opinion expressed by their own committee of experts within hours earlier.

7h28 | CHSLD Herron: “We can never come full circle”

CHSLD Herron

Archive photo, Chantal Poirier

Relatives of seniors who died at CHSLD Herron deplore the fact that they may never get answers to their questions, despite three weeks of coroner’s hearings and more than 30 witnesses heard.

“We will never be able to come full circle,” dropped Peter Barrette, whose father Leon died two days after entering CHSLD Herron, at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak on March 27. “No one seems to have evaluated him, to have seen him, and he went completely unnoticed during his time at Herron,” his son said.

5:22 am | Another record for daily deaths in Russia

Russia on Friday recorded a new record of daily deaths from COVID-19, vaccination remaining sluggish and containment measures absent despite the wave of the Delta variant that has hit the country since June.


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