Thursday , September 16 2021

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec reports 175 new cases, no deaths

Montreal public health said new vaccination sites will open in Sud-Ouest, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Verdun counties.

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Updated all day Tuesday, August 3rd.


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Top updates:

  • Quebec reports 175 new cases, no deaths
  • Added vaccination sites in Plateau, Sud-Ouest, Verdun
  • NYC, first major US city to require proof of vaccination in restaurants, bars, venues
  • Mobile van offering COVID-19 vaccine on West Island

11:45 am

Quebec reports 175 new cases, no deaths

Quebec reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 377,973. Of these, 1,174 are active.

No new deaths were added to the provincial census; 11,241 remain.

There are currently 58 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals, down from Monday’s total to three. Of these, 18 are in intensive care, with an increase.


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Since the start of the pandemic, Quebec has recovered 365,558 from COVID-19, an increase of 107 from Monday.

Quebec reported analyzing 10,648 COVID-19 samples on Sunday (provinces report daily test numbers two days in advance).

Quebec has administered 49,282 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, for a total of 11,206,846 since the start of the campaign.

As of Tuesday, 84.2 percent of Quebec’s population over 12 years of age had been vaccinated at the first dose and 67.4 percent at the second dose.

11:45 am

Added new vaccination sites in Plateau, Sud-Ouest, Verdun

Montreal public health announced that additional sites will open this week in the city’s Sud-Ouest, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Verdun counties.


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11.30 in the morning

CDC rejects Biden’s request for extended moratorium on evictions

American President Joe Biden’s request for a scaled down moratorium on housing evictions was rejected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The White House said on Monday that the CDC was talking about its lack of legal authority to take action. The previous moratorium protecting Americans from eviction amid the pandemic ended on Saturday.

Americans collectively owe their landlords more than $20 billion in late rent payments.

Read more here.

11 am

NYC will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and gyms

New York City will be the first major city in the United States to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining venues, gyms, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.


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The move is the city’s most aggressive move to slow the rise in Delta cases. It will be phased out over several weeks in August and September.

“The only way to protect these institutions inside is if you get vaccinated,” De Blasio said. “The goal here is to convince everyone that the time has come. If we’re going to stop the Delta variant, now is the time. That means getting vaccinated right away.”

To be accepted, people will be required to prove they have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more here.

10:45 am

Trudeau and Biden discuss Canada-US border during phone call

According to Ottawa’s comment, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American President Joe Biden talked about the Canada-US border during their last meeting.


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“The prime minister and president have discussed COVID-19 and agreed to continue their close cooperation,” the comment said.

Canada recently announced that it would open its land border to Americans in early August, but has decided to keep the US side closed for a few more weeks.

Press secretary Jen Psaki stressed that Biden’s decision to maintain land border restrictions was based on public health advice “not on the actions of other countries”.

Read more here.

10:30 in the morning

Maxime Bernier says he won’t get COVID-19 vaccine

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier said that there is no vaccine for COVID-9, not because he is anti-vaccine, but for freedom.

Standing in North Bay as part of a tour of Northeastern Ontario, Bernier criticized the vaccination passport and curfew.


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“COVID-19 is a real virus, it is everywhere and it will be everywhere for a long time. “We have to deal with it, we don’t have to change our lifestyle because of a virus,” he said.

Read more here.

9:45 am

Mobile van delivering COVID-19 vaccine to West Island population

A vaccine truck will be running around West Island by the end of the summer.

The initiative, announced Monday, is a partnership between CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and the Jean Coutu Group.

“VacciVAN will accelerate deployment of vaccine sites and help reach people in targeted areas where vaccine coverage is delayed,” West Island health network said in a statement.

Read more of John Meagher here.

9:15 am

A guide to COVID-19 vaccines in Quebec

Local health authorities have established mass vaccination zones across Montreal.


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You can make appointments on the Clic Santé website or by calling 1-877-644-4545.

Quebecs can also visit the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccine clinics.

Here are the tips for getting vaccinated by Katherine Wilton. The guide includes targeted age groups, how to get appointments and addresses of vaccination centers.

Two dedicated sites can also help you make an appointment:

9:15 am

Here are the current pandemic restrictions in Montreal and Quebec

We regularly update our list of what services are open, closed or changed in Montreal and Quebec, including information on curfew and other quarantine measures.

You can read it here.

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This is where the Montrealers can be tested today

Montrealers can be screened at test centers on the island.

You can check the screening clinic waiting times here.



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