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Quebec reports 65 cases, 1 death – and more than 100,000 vaccinations – .


Quebecers aged 12 to 17 can now bring forward their second vaccination appointment on Clic Santé.

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Updated all day Thursday July 15th. Questions / Comments: [email protected]

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Main updates

  • Quebec reports 65 cases, 1 death – and more than 100,000 vaccinations
  • COVID-19 outbreaks drop to 15 in Montreal, but threats remain
  • Quebecers aged 12 to 17 can now bring forward their second vaccination appointment on Clic Santé
  • As cases rise, US surgeon general warns against misinformation about COVID-19
  • Nine pharmacies in the east will hold 1st dose walk-in clinics on July 21
  • “I think it’s a dangerous idea”: the arguments for and against national vaccine passports
  • Mobile vaccination clinics have been deployed to reach all possible arms
  • MUHC closes COVID-19 testing center to the public
  • Guide to COVID-19 vaccination in Quebec
  • Here are the current pandemic restrictions in Montreal and Quebec
  • Sign up for our free nightly coronavirus newsletter

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11:15 a.m.

Update on Quebec’s vaccination campaign


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Charts updated: cases in Quebec, deaths


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Quebec reports 65 cases, 1 death – and more than 100,000 vaccinations

Quebec has registered 65 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced this morning.

In addition, one new death has been reported. It happened before July 13.

Some other key statistics from Quebec’s latest COVID-19 update:

  • Island of Montreal: 28 cases, 1 death.
  • 2 other people are hospitalized. Total hospitalizations: 81.
  • 2 fewer people are in intensive care. Total in intensive care: 23.
  • 101,686 additional doses of vaccine were administered over the previous 24 hours.
  • 16,203 tests were performed on Tuesday, the last day for which screening data is available.
  • Positivity rate: 0.5%.

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Since the start of the pandemic, Quebec has reported 376,109 cases and 11,232 deaths related to COVID-19. A total of 364,222 people who contracted the disease have since recovered.


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COVID-19 outbreaks drop to 15 in Montreal, but threats remain

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks fell to 15 in Montreal over the past week, from 549 in the second wave in February – a trend that suggests “wonderful stability,” according to an infectious disease expert.

Read our full story, by Aaron Derfel.


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Quebecers aged 12 to 17 can now bring forward a second appointment on Clic Santé, according to Dubé

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As cases rise, US surgeon general warns against misinformation about COVID-19

From the Reuters news agency:

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sounded the alarm on Thursday amid a growing wave of misinformation about COVID-19 and related vaccines that threatens efforts to quell the pandemic and save lives, urging tech companies and others to act.

In his first opinion as the nation’s top doctor under President Joe Biden, Murthy called on tech companies to tweak their algorithms to further downgrade fake news and share more data with researchers and government to help educators, healthcare workers and the media to combat disinformation.

“Health disinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can create confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health disinformation is a moral and civic imperative, ”he said in the notice, first reported by national public radio.

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False information can lead to reluctance to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, leading to preventable deaths, Murthy said, noting that misinformation can affect other health issues and is a global problem.

“American lives are in danger,” he said in a separate statement.

The advisory also urges people not to disseminate questionable information online, which the head of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a group that tracks COVID-19 disinformation online, said that would not be enough.

“On tobacco packages, they say tobacco kills,” group chief executive Imran Ahmed told NPR. “On social networks, we need a ‘warning from the surgeon general: disinformation kills’. “

COVID-19 infections in the United States last week increased about 11% from the previous week, with the highest increases in areas with vaccination rates below 40%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and have continued to progress. Until wednesday.

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Cases fell in the spring as the vaccine was rolled out following a winter spike in infections, but injections have slowed and about 51% of the country has been vaccinated, according to Reuters data.

“It’s been difficult to get people” from not wanting the COVID-19 vaccine “to recognize that the risk is still there,” Dr. Richard Besser, former CDC chief, told MSNBC.


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Nine eastern pharmacies to hold walk-in clinics on July 21

Nine Pharmaprix pharmacies in Montréal-Nord, Saint-Léonard and Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension will hold first-dose walk-in clinics on Wednesday, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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“I think it’s a dangerous idea”: the arguments for and against national vaccine passports

Like the shoeless and shirtless, the unvaccinated may soon be denied service in some facilities across Canada.

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Vaccination certificates, immunity passes, green passes, health passes – the arguments for and against can be as polarizing as the blockades. From the onset of the pandemic, some warned that COVID-19 immunity or vaccination certificates would lead to a two-tier society, where some lead normal lives and others do not. “Passport, please” raises privacy issues and questions about data ownership. Others argue that concerns about the rights to privacy and liberty are overblown.

Read our full story.


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Mobile vaccination clinics have been deployed to reach all possible arms

Vaccination clinics in the east, where people can get vaccinated without an appointment, have proven their worth in recent weeks. Organized in parks, outdoor stores and schools, they typically reach 120 to 200 people each day.

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Read our full story, by Jesse Feith.


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MUHC closes COVID-19 testing center to the public

As of July 18, the public will no longer be able to get tested at the COVID-19 screening clinic at the MUHC’s Glen site, the hospital announced.

Only the following people will be able to come to the clinic:

  • MUHC patients with surgery or treatment appointments that have been confirmed to require testing.
  • MUHC employees.

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Guide to 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 details of the vaccination, by Katherine Wilton. Its guide includes the target age groups, how to make appointments and the addresses of vaccination centers.

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Two private sites can also help you make appointments:

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The situation across Canada

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


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Here are the current restrictions in the event of a pandemic in Montreal and Quebec

We regularly update our list of open, closed or modified services in Montreal and Quebec, including information on curfews and other lockdowns.

You can read it here.


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Here’s where Montrealers can get tested today

Montrealers can be screened at testing centers across the island.

You can check the wait times for screening clinics here.


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