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Sports COVID-19 live updates: Quebec reports 1,252 new cases, 4 deaths

19:16  05 april  2021
19:16  05 april  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, March 22, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, March 22, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday March 22, 2021. There are 938,719 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 938,719 confirmed cases (35,844 active, 880,159 resolved, 22,716 deaths). The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,781 new cases Monday. The rate of active cases is 94.31 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 25,673 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 3,668. There were 40 new reported deaths Monday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People line up at the take-out counter of Schwartz's on Sunday, April 4, 2021. © Provided by The Gazette People line up at the take-out counter of Schwartz's on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Updated throughout the day on Monday, April 5. Questions/comments: ariga@postmedia.com

Top updates

  • 77% of Montrealers aged 60 and older will soon be vaccinated
  • Quebec reports 1,252 new cases, 4 deaths
  • Quebecers far more satisfied with vaccine rollout than Ontarians, poll suggests
  • Quebec set to impose stricter rules in five areas south of Quebec City
  • Montreal hospitals backtrack on plan to hire unskilled workers for operating rooms
  • Canada set to receive nearly 2.2 million more vaccine doses this week
  • Canada’s total COVID-19 case count surpasses one million
  • COVID shots for children are coming. Here’s why we need them to end the pandemic
  • Officials seek to convince a skeptical public of vaccine safety
  • Everything you need to know about getting COVID-19 vaccinations in Quebec
  • Sign up for our free nightly coronavirus newsletter
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‘Caviar, champagne, menus from top chefs and compulsory mask removal’

France may be in its third national lockdown, but investigative reporters have uncovered clandestine restaurants for members of the upper crust in Paris.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, March 26, 2021

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11:20 a.m.

77% of Montrealers aged 60 and older will soon be vaccinated

The vaccination campaign against COVID-19 is progressing on Montreal island, where 77 per cent of those aged 60 and older have received at least one dose or have an appointment to do so.

Read our full story.

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11:15 a.m.

Updated charts: Quebec cases, deaths

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Update on Quebec’s vaccination campaign

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Update on variants in Quebec

11:05 a.m.

Quebec reports 1,252 new cases, 4 deaths

Quebec has recorded 1,252 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced this morning.

NHL postpones Canucks' next three games due to COVID

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That brings the seven-day rolling average to 1,166, the highest since early February.

Via Twitter, Health Minister Christian Dubé this morning said the Montreal region “remains under pressure. The situation in our hospitals remains worrying and ICU capacity is fragile.”

In addition, four new deaths were reported, including one over the previous 24 hours.

Among the other deaths, one occurred between March 29 and April 3, one occurred before March 29, and one occurred on an unknown date.

Some other key statistics from Quebec’s latest COVID-19 update, published this morning:

  • Montreal Island: 348 cases, 1 death.
  • One more person is in hospital. Total hospitalizations: 503.
  • 5 fewer people are in intensive care. Total in ICU: 123.
  • 22,494 additional vaccine doses were administered, bringing the total to 1,552,215.
  • On Saturday, Quebec conducted 24,065 tests. That’s the last day for which screening data is available.
  • The positivity rate is 4.1 per cent.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Quebec has reported 317,364 cases and 10,697 deaths linked to COVID-19. A total of 296,396 people who have contracted the disease have since recovered.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 9, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 9, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 9, 2021. There are 1,045,278 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,045,278 confirmed cases (68,010 active, 954,017 resolved, 23,251 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 9,244 new cases Friday. The rate of active cases is 178.95 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 50,442 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 7,206. There were 40 new reported deaths Friday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths.

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10:45 a.m.

Ontario daily case-count is around 3,000

10:15 a.m.

Quebecers far more satisfied with vaccine rollout than Ontarians, poll suggests

Quebecers were far more satisfied than Ontarians with the progress of the vaccine rollout, a new survey suggests.

The web survey of 1,523 Canadians was conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies.

In the last week of March, 61 per cent of Quebecers were satisfied with the daily number of vaccines being administered, compared to 41 per cent of Ontarians.

Among people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the difference of opinion is even more pronounced.

Seventy-five per cent of Quebecers who have been vaccinated are satisfied with the rollout, compared to 41 per cent of vaccinated Ontarians.

Among Quebecers, non-francophones are slightly more satisfied with the vaccination campaign than francophones – 63 per cent vs. 60 per cent.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 12, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 12, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday April 12, 2021. There are 1,071,016 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,071,016 confirmed cases (75,135 active, 972,525 resolved, 23,356 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,541 new cases Monday. The rate of active cases is 197.7 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 56,643 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 8,092. There were 27 new reported deaths Monday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 238 new reported deaths.

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9:45 a.m.

Quebec set to impose stricter rules in five areas south of Quebec City

The provincial government last week imposed stricter rules on Quebec City, Lévis and Gatineau.

Today at 8 p.m., the same lockdown will be applied to five parts of the Chaudière-Appalaches region, where COVID-19 cases are surging.

These five regional county municipalities are affected: Beauce-Sartigan, Bellechasse, Nouvelle-Beauce, Etchemins and Robert-Cliche.

Here’s a summary of the restrictions:

  • The curfew runs from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Elementary and high schools are closed, with students learning remotely.
  • Private indoor or outdoor gatherings are prohibited.
  • Indoor sporting, cultural and recreational activities are prohibited.
  • Only essential businesses can remain open. Curbside delivery and pickup are allowed.
  • Places of worship are limited to 25 people.

For more details, consult the full list of restrictions on the provincial government’s website.

Chaudière-Appalaches is a sprawling region located south of Quebec City.

9:30 a.m.

Montreal hospitals backtrack on plan to hire unskilled workers for operating rooms

Following an outcry from nursing unions, doctors and employees, a Montreal health authority says it is rethinking its plan to hire “technical assistants” to replace nurses in operating rooms at two east-end hospitals.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Read our full story, by René Breummer.

For context, here’s the original story, by Michelle Lalonde , about the plan to hire people with no post-secondary education and only eight weeks of on-the-job training to replace nurses in operating rooms.

9:30 a.m.

Canada set to receive nearly 2.2 million more vaccine doses this week

More than two million doses of vaccines are set to arrive in Canada this week as the country scrambles to contain the wildfire spread of more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus.

That includes the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines — 316,800 doses — to be sent to Canada from the global vaccine-sharing initiative known as the COVAX Facility.

Read our full story.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,593 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new reported deaths Sunday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 294 new reported deaths.

9:30 a.m.

Canada’s total COVID-19 case count surpasses one million

Canada soared past its one millionth diagnosis of COVID-19 on Saturday, reaching the grim milestone the same day it administered its six millionth dose of vaccine to protect against the virus.

British Columbia pushed the nation over the threshold on Saturday afternoon when it reported 2,090 infections over the course of two days, bringing the national number to roughly 1,001,650.

Read our full story.

9:30 a.m.

COVID shots for children are coming. Here’s why we need them to end the pandemic

As the slow march to COVID vaccination in older age clusters continues, word this week that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine appears extraordinarily good at protecting 12- to 15-year-olds was “great,” though not entirely surprising news, said Dr. Fatima Kakkar.

Read our full story.

9:30 a.m.

Officials seek to convince a skeptical public of vaccine safety

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer wouldn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week.

Dr. Howard Njoo, along with chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, has become one of the most prominent voices on COVID-19 in Canada.

For the last week, both have spent most of their time trying to explain why a vaccine that may have caused deadly blood clots is still considered to be safe, at least for some.

Read our full story.

9:15 a.m.

Opinion: Without another COVID bubble, this NHL season might pop

“It has been a risky premise from Day 1 of this strange, fraught NHL season:

“Play the games through months of a global pandemic, but play them without resorting to the bubble that made last summer’s playoff tournament a complete success.

“That it has failed should surprise no one. If there is one thing we should have learned by now, it’s that the plague will find a way. As of this writing, 16 Vancouver Canucks have tested positive for COVID-19, along with three coaches.”

Read Jack Todd’s latest column.

9:15 a.m.

Opinion: After COVID, we’ll need to relearn some old habits

“I’m suffering from PTCSD: Post-Traumatic COVID Stress Disorder.

“One year into COVID, like many people, I’ve changed my behaviour so profoundly, who knows if it will change back?”

Read Josh Freed’s latest column.

9:15 a.m.

Everything you need to know about getting COVID-19 vaccinations in Quebec

Local health authorities have set up mass vaccination sites across Montreal.

You can book appointments via the Clic Santé website or by phone at 1-877-644-4545.

Here are the nuts and bolts of getting vaccinated , by Katherine Wilton. Her guide includes the age groups targeted, how to book appointments, and addresses of vaccination centres.

Wondering if the vaccines are safe? Once vaccinated, can you disregard public health measures? Is vaccination mandatory? Read our FAQ, by Jason Magder.

9:15 a.m.

Here’s where Montrealers can get tested today

Montrealers can be screened at test centres across the island.

You can check screening clinic wait times here .

8:45 a.m.

The situation across Canada

Here’s the rate of case growth per 100,000 people over the past seven days, via the federal government’s latest epidemiology update .

  COVID-19 live updates: Quebec reports 1,252 new cases, 4 deaths
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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021 .
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,593 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 231.35 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 59,023 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 8,432. There were 32 new reported deaths Sunday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 294 new reported deaths.

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