Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for over a year and a half.
Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.
LAST REVIEW 1:10 p.m.
Case: 246 658 506
Case: 45 965 995
Ontario: 599,955 cases (9,871 deaths)
Quebec: 425,960 cases (11,494 deaths)
Alberta: 322,989 cases (3,093 deaths)
British Columbia: 204,914 cases (2,156 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 77,664 cases (851 deaths)
Manitoba: 63,353 cases (1,246 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 7,354 cases (100 deaths)
New Brunswick: 6,445 cases (117 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1992 cases (16 deaths)
Northwest Territories: 1,863 cases (11 deaths)
Yukon: 921 cases (10 deaths)
Nunavut: 674 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 315 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 1,714,412 cases (28,969 deaths)
16h09 | COVID-19: Canada gives thousands of doses to Egypt
Hundreds of thousands of doses of pharmaceutical Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, donated to Egypt by Canada, arrived at their destination on Sunday
15h58 | Cases on the decline in Ontario
Photo d’archives, Agence QMI
Ontario reported 340 new cases on Sunday, including 223 patients who were unvaccinated or of unknown vaccination status, as well as two deaths.
11h00 | 567 new cases in Quebec
Quebec reports 567 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death, bringing the total to 425,960 infected people and 11,494 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 591 infections and 2 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2021
– 425,960 people infected (+567)
– 11,494 deaths (+1)
– 236 people hospitalized (-8)
* 12 new entries
* 19 new releases
– 62 people in intensive care (-5)
* 2 new entries
* 7 new releases
– The direct debits totaled 23,376 for a total of 13,338,784
9h22 | Vaccination for 5-11 year olds: “It’s very reassuring”
While the United States has authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for this age group, Health Canada has not yet approved the vaccine in Canada, which must also receive the approval of the Quebec Immunization Committee.
According to Dr. Sarah Wizman De Louya, pediatric infectious disease specialist, the data review process could take “several weeks”, and stretch until the end of 2021. Children aged 5 to 11 could therefore not be vaccinated before this date.
5:55 am | Climate, COVID, poverty: “It’s time to act”, warns the Pope
“It is time to act, and to act together” against climate change, the COVID pandemic and poverty, warns Pope Francis in a text made public on Sunday by the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera.
This text is the preface written by Pope Francis for a book to be published in mid-November. It was made public on the very day of the opening of COP26 in Glasgow and while a G20 summit is being held in Rome, which must also debate climate issues.
4:41 | ‘Political and false’: China rejects US investigation into COVID origins
Beijing rose up on Sunday against an investigation by US intelligence services published Friday into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it “political and false”, while urging Washington to “stop attacking” China.
“No matter how many times this report is published and how many versions concocted, it cannot change the entirely political and false nature of this report,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.