LIVE | The latest developments on the coronavirus

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.

PLANETARY

Case: 143 151 998

Dead: 3,048,296

Recovered: 82 075 701

UNITED STATES

Case: 31 804 023

Dead: 568,600

CANADA

Ontario: 424,911 cases (7,757 deaths)

Quebec: 340,397 cases (10,838 deaths)

Alberta: 173,531 cases (2,048 deaths)

British Columbia: 120,889 cases (1,538 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 38,651 cases (465 deaths)

Manitoba: 36,470 cases (960 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,831 cases (67 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,797 cases (33 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,048 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 428 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 174 cases

Yukon: 77 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 45 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,144,481 cases (23,750 deaths)

NEW

13:03 | Iceland approves Janssen vaccine without age limit

Iceland approved the COVID Janssen vaccine from the U.S. laboratory Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday, and will begin injections next week.

12:12 | AstraZeneca takes off in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Côte-Nord

Most of the appointments offered for those 45 and over wishing to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine found a taker in Bas-Saint-Laurent in just a few minutes on Wednesday.

11:01 am | 22 more hospitalizations in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,217 cases of COVID and 6 deaths, bringing the total to 340,397 people infected and 6 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 1,136 infections and 17 deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF APRIL 21, 2021

– 340,397 people infected (+1217)

– 10,838 deaths (+6) *

– 716 people hospitalized (+22)

– 178 people in intensive care (+1)

– The direct debits totaled 44,311 for a total of 8,275,807

– 55,101 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday for a total of 2,503,910

* A total of 10,838 are reported due to 1 non-COVID-19 death.

11am | Even vaccinated, it is possible to contract COVID-19

If mass vaccination makes it possible to slow down the pandemic in the province, but also the spread of variants, it does not completely protect against the disease and the barrier measures will have to remain for a very long time.

This is the observation made by microbiologist and infectious disease specialist Pierre Harvey, who works in Eastern Quebec, and who considers that the fight against COVID could last for years.

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He takes as an example the case of one of his colleagues, vaccinated with Pfizer, who nevertheless contracted the virus, the British variant, because of her children who brought him home from school.

10:24 am | Québec solidaire asks the government to study the effects of the curfew

Québec solidaire wishes to revive the debate on the effectiveness of the curfew and asks the Legault government to mandate the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) to produce a study on its impact on the population.



Archive photo, QMI Agency

10:17 am | 45 years and over: doses of AstraZeneca fly in no time in Quebec

It will be better luck next time for people 45 and over who wanted an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine in the greater Quebec City area. Early Wednesday morning, everything was already filled, both in the Capitale-Nationale and in Chaudière-Appalaches.



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9:59 am | United States to meet 200 million injections target

The United States will meet Joe Biden’s goal of administering 200 million injections of COVID-19 vaccine this week in the first 100 days of his presidency, the White House said on Wednesday.

9:35 am | COVID-19: A record of contaminations and deaths plunges India into a major health crisis

India, the second country most affected by COVID-19 after the United States, is facing a major health crisis with more than 2,000 deaths, nearly 300,000 new infections in 24 hours and a shortage of treatment and disease. ‘oxygen.

8:55 am | The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up: filming postponed to May

After a first postponement, Xavier Dolan will start shooting his first TV series, The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up, May 31.

8:30 am | COVID-19: pregnant women vaccinated as a priority in Quebec?

Pregnant women should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a priority, recommended Tuesday the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ).

8:10 am | Les Francos and the Montreal International Jazz Festival will be back in September

Pandemic obliges, the Francos de Montréal and the Montreal International Jazz Festival will not be held at the beginning, but at the end of the summer, in order to be able to celebrate the music in a little more “normal” way.



Sébastien St-Jean / QMI Agency

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8h | Disneyland Paris will welcome a large vaccination center

A large vaccination center will open Saturday at Disneyland Paris, the amusement park located 30 km east of the French capital and temporarily closed due to the pandemic, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

7:27 am | India: COVID-19 Contamination and Deaths Record

India has recorded more than 2,000 deaths from COVID-19 and nearly 300,000 new infections in 24 hours, one of the highest daily tolls in the world since the start of the pandemic.

7:15 am | Happy to have received her dose of the vaccine last night

Hoping to get ahead of the others, Quebecers 45 and over rushed to vaccination sites as soon as the government announced yesterday.

Geneviève Gagnon, 45, said she received the AstraZeneca vaccine last night at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.


GEN-Photos of people in line waiting to be vaccinated at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal




Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

6:13 am | Finland plans to end state of emergency next week

Finland plans to lift several of its restrictions starting next week, as part of an “exit plan” presented by the government on Wednesday, which would end the state of emergency imposed in early March to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

5:43 am | The cost of vaccines explodes without explanation

The federal government finally says it has spent more than $ 9 billion to buy vaccines against COVID-19, nine times more than what it has said for months.



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5:14 am | AstraZeneca available to 45 years and over

Quebecers aged 45 and over have access to vaccination with AstraZeneca this morning, with or without an appointment.



AFP Photo

4:43 am | Disneyland Paris will welcome a large vaccination center

A large vaccination center will open Saturday at Disneyland Paris, the amusement park located 30 km east of the French capital and temporarily closed due to the pandemic, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

3h51 | Syria: the stronghold of Idleb will receive its first doses of vaccine

3h40 | Record of contaminations and deaths plunges India into major health crisis

2h49 | In Guyana, bordering Brazil, vaccination is slipping

2:04 am | India: COVID-19 Contamination and Death Record, Oxygen Starts Running Out

India has recorded more than 2,000 deaths and nearly 300,000 new infections in 24 hours, one of the highest daily tolls in the world since the start of the pandemic

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