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Quebec reports 919 cases, 5 deaths as hospitalizations continue to decline – fr


86% of Quebecers say they are vaccinated or plan to be vaccinated: survey.

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  • Quebec reports 919 cases, 5 deaths as hospitalizations continue to decline
  • Sleepaway camps have been given the green light in Quebec, but they say they need financial help
  • ‘Escape variant’ could be the source of a second deadly wave in India
  • 86% of Quebecers say they have been vaccinated or plan to be vaccinated: survey
  • Quebec must prioritize adolescent mental health, say pediatricians
  • The province administers a record 102700 doses of vaccine
  • Some Montreal teens say they’re scared of getting vaccinated
  • Judge Approves Settlement in Herron Class Action
  • Health Gazette reporter Aaron Derfel wins top prize for Herron coverage
  • Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination in Quebec
  • Sign up for our free nightly coronavirus newsletter

11:30 a.m.

Trudeau takes stock

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11h20

The unemployment rate in Quebec is skyrocketing

Quebec’s unemployment rate rose 0.2% in April to 6.6%, according to Statistics Canada.

Across Canada, unemployment rose 0.6 percentage points to 8.1%.

Unemployment rate in Quebec, April 2021.
Unemployment rate in Canada, April 2021.

11 h 15

Updated charts: cases, deaths in Quebec


11 h 15

Update on Quebec’s vaccination campaign


11h05

Quebec reports 919 cases, 5 deaths as hospitalizations continue to decline

Quebec has registered 919 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced this morning.

Net hospitalizations fell for the third day in a row.

In addition, five new deaths have been reported, including two in the past 24 hours.

Among the other deaths, two occurred between April 30 and May 5 and one occurred before April 30.

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Some other key statistics from Quebec’s latest COVID-19 update, released this morning:

  • Island of Montreal: 194 cases, zero deaths.
  • 6 fewer people are hospitalized. Total number of hospitalizations: 574.
  • 5 fewer people are in intensive care. Total in intensive care: 139.
  • An additional 102,762 doses of vaccine were administered, bringing the total to 3,550,899.
  • 41,431 tests were performed on Wednesday, the last day for which screening data is available.
  • Positivity rate: 2.3%.

10h45

Quebec vacation camps get the green light, but say they need financial help

The Quebec public health service has given the green light to the opening of rest camps this summer.

Read our full story, by Katherine Wilton.


10h45

‘Escape variant’ could be the source of a second deadly wave in India

Prominent US disease modeler Chris Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said the scale of infections in India over a short period of time suggests a ‘leak variant’ could overcome any previous immunity against natural infections. .

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10 h

86% of Quebecers say they have been vaccinated or plan to be vaccinated: survey

Eight-six percent of Quebecers surveyed recently declared having been vaccinated or planning to be vaccinated.

And 81 percent said they were satisfied with the province’s immunization campaign so far, and 14 percent said they were not satisfied.

In the same poll, conducted between April 30 and May 2 by Léger for the Journal de Montréal, 46% of respondents indicated that Quebec has managed the pandemic better than the other provinces.

The table includes respondents who reported having been vaccinated and those who said they were planning to be vaccinated.
The table includes respondents who reported having been vaccinated and those who said they were planning to be vaccinated.

Léger noted that the government of Prime Minister François Legault remains very popular, 46% of voters saying they would vote for his party Coalition Avenir Québec.

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Dominique Anglade’s liberals finished second, with 20% support. Next come Québec solidaire (14%), the Parti Québécois (12%) and the Conservative Party of Quebec (6%).

You can read the full survey results below.


9:30 a.m.

Quebec must prioritize adolescent mental health, say pediatricians

School closures, distance learning and a lack of sports and socializing opportunities have harmed the mental health of too many Quebec teens, according to senior pediatricians in the province.

Read our full story, by Katherine Wilton.


9 h 20

Quebec administers a record 102,700 doses of vaccine

Quebec established two vaccination registers yesterday, said Health Minister Christian Dubé.

The province administered 102,700 doses of vaccine and booked 272,000 immunization appointments.

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Premier François Legault said the province was working on a reopening plan based in part on meeting vaccination milestones.

On Thursday, Dubé said 40% of Quebecers had so far received at least one dose.

Quebec yesterday extended the campaign to the 35-39 age group.

People aged 35 and over can now book photos via the Clic Santé site.

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The opening schedule for COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the rest of the general population of Quebec.
The opening schedule for COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the rest of the general population of Quebec.

9 h 20

Some Montreal teens say they’re scared of getting vaccinated

They wore masks all day and said to avoid gatherings, but several teens said Thursday they weren’t sure they wanted to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Read our full story, by Jason Magder.


9 h 20

Judge Approves Settlement in Herron Class Action

A judge approved the $ 5.5 million settlement for CHSLD Herron residents and their families.

Read our full story.


9 h 20

Gazette Health reporter Aaron Derfel wins top prize for Herron coverage

Montreal Gazette health reporter Aaron Derfel was named the Grand Prize winner at the awards gala of the Fédération professionnelle des journalists du Québec on Thursday.

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Derfel won the province’s top journalism recognition award for his work investigating the disaster at the Herron long-term care residence in Dorval.

Read our full story.


9 h 15

Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination in Quebec

Local health authorities have set up mass vaccination sites across Montreal.

You can make an appointment via the Clic Santé website or by phone at 1-877-644-4545.

Here are the nuts and bolts of vaccination, by Katherine Wilton. Its guide includes the target age groups, how to make appointments and the addresses of vaccination centers.

Wondering if vaccines are safe? Once vaccinated, can you ignore public health measures? Is vaccination compulsory? Read our FAQ, by Jason Magder.

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9 h 15

Here’s where Montrealers can get tested today

Montrealers can be tested at testing centers across the island.

You can check the wait times at the screening clinic here.


8 h 45

The situation across Canada

Here is the growth rate of cases per 100,000 population over the past seven days, via the latest epidemiological update from the federal government.


8h30

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