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.
LAST REVIEW 1:15 p.m.
Case: 154 513 735
Recovered: 91 077 615
Case: 32 520 687
Ontario: 476,692 cases (8,143 deaths)
Quebec: 354,390 cases (10,964 deaths)
Alberta: 198,653 cases (2,099 deaths)
British Columbia: 132,353 cases (1,597 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 42,006 cases (499 deaths)
Manitoba: 39,814 cases (980 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 3,007 cases (69 deaths)
New Brunswick: 1958 cases (38 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,108 cases (6 deaths)
Nunavut: 535 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 183 cases
Yukon: 82 cases (2 deaths)
Northwest Territories: 71 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 1,250,865 cases (24,401 deaths)
13:14 | Ottawa to send medicine and ventilators to India
Ottawa will send up to 25,000 vials of the antiviral and up to 350 ventilators from its critical emergency reserve to India, where the COVID-19 epidemic is at a devastating peak.
1:05 pm | A vaccine, a beer!
A beer, a cake, discounts or money: in the United States, initiatives are multiplying to convince the undecided to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
13h | In France, the epidemic is slowing down but the hospital does not see the end
The epidemic situation is slowly improving in France, but hospitals still face a high burden of COVID-19 patients and experts are worried about a premature reopening.
12.50pm | Remote support for people infected with COVID
11:40 am | AstraZeneca vaccine-related third death in Canada
New Brunswick Public Health confirms death of person linked to AstraZeneca vaccine.
12:22 pm | The Camp Association calls for $ 10 million in financial assistance for the summer
The day and holiday camps hope to be able to regain their pre-pandemic attendance, but estimate that they need $ 10 million in financial assistance to help them comply with health measures.
11am | 915 new cases in Quebec
Quebec reports 915 cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths, bringing the total to 354,390 infected people and 10,964 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, the province recorded 797 infections and 16 deaths.
THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF MAY 5, 2021
– 354,390 people infected (+915)
– 10,964 deaths (+5)
– 588 people hospitalized (-6)
– 152 people in intensive care (-3)
– The samples taken amount to 39,961 for a total of 8,793,362
– 57,033 doses of vaccine were administered during the day yesterday for a total of 3,365,575
10:50 am | COVID-19: the painful awakening after weeks of coma
They are both called Raul, do not know each other, but have been for long weeks in intensive care in the same ward of a hospital in Buenos Aires. Before finally defeating COVID-19.
10:10 am | Pfizer can be given to young people 12 to 15 years old
Health Canada authorizes the vaccination of young people aged 12 to 15 against COVID with Pfizer’s vaccine.
9:34 am | Academic delay: nearly one in five students uses tutoring
The COVID-19 epidemic has increased the academic backwardness of students. Nearly one in five children will have used tutoring services in this pandemic school year, has learned The newspaper.
Photo Chantal Poirier
9:25 am | Update on the various challenges of COVID with Roxane Borgès Da Silva, professor at the School of Public Health of the University of Montreal
9:17 am | Record appointment day
RECORD | 236,617 appointments were made yesterday in Quebec to be vaccinated against COVID
8:44 am | An ad makes us dream of the life after
8:17 am | A breath of fresh air for students and traders
Adolescents, teachers and shopkeepers have welcomed the flexibilities that will allow them to take another step towards a return to normalcy like a breath of fresh air.
6:05 am | The Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, potential contact case, participates in the G7 “in virtual mode”
5h34 | Everything you need to know about airline ticket refunds
Several travelers are still struggling to get a cash refund for flights canceled due to COVID-19. Here are some details.
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5h13 | AstraZeneca: Woman dies of thrombosis in Alberta
A first case of death from thrombosis linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine was reported Tuesday evening in Alberta where a woman in her 50s died from complications after receiving a dose of the vaccine.
5:01 am | Dose of hope for people with COVID long
Patients suffering from long-term COVID see appreciable relief of their symptoms after receiving a dose of vaccine against the virus, a phenomenon that piques the curiosity of the scientific community.
Photo QMI Agency, Joël Lemay
5:00 am | The vaccine “selfie”, a tool to convince loved ones?
The “selfies” of people receiving a vaccine which are on the increase on social networks can play a vital role in convincing the most reluctant among us to be vaccinated and to accelerate the step towards collective immunity.
5:00 am | Gowns 25 times more expensive during the pandemic
At the height of the health crisis, the average price of disposable gowns used by healthcare workers increased by a factor of 25. Again this spring, the Quebec state was paying 59% more for these items than before the pandemic.
4h35 | Between COVID, conflicts and hurricanes, food crises worsened in 2020
Acute food insecurity further increased in 2020 under the effect of conflicts, economic crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and climatic events, warns the Global Network Against Food Crises which expects a year 2021 ” difficult”.
4h34 | India, where the outbreak has claimed more than 20 million cases, on Wednesday released $ 6.7 billion in loans to help its suffocated health sector