COVID-19: five deaths in the West End Villa outbreak; 51 new cases in Ottawa, says Elliott

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Québec

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.

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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. .

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