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Quebec reported 292 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the province’s overall total to 65,554. One death was also reported, bringing the provincial toll to 5,785 people.
One hundred and thirty-three residents of Quebec have been reported to the hospital with COVID-19, including 23 in the intensive care unit.
In the Outaouais, 16 new cases were reported Tuesday, for a total of 1,014. Tuesday, 99 of the cases were considered active.
The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the region remained unchanged at 34.
In an update, Quebec reported on Tuesday that aOn September 11, 217 students and 66 staff tested positive for a total of 283 people.
As a preventive measure, 144 classrooms – 130 in the public sector and 14 in the private sector – were closed at 4 p.m. on September 11.
The provincial list indicates that 172 schools had positive cases, including 53 in Montreal.
A new poll suggests that up to a quarter of all Canadians believe warnings from officials about the threat of COVID-19 are grossly exaggerated.
The online poll, released Tuesday by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, showed that about a quarter of respondents believe public health and government officials are exaggerating their warnings, including the need to take measures like physical distance to slow the spread of the pandemic. .
Léger’s executive vice president Christian Bourque said the findings may explain something else that emerged from the survey – that a majority of respondents said they relaxed the degree to which public health recommendations were met. .