Throughout the day Developments on COVID-19 on January 23

Throughout the day Developments on COVID-19 on January 23


Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for several months.

Here you will find all the news throughout the day related to this crisis affecting the population, governments and the economy.

LAST REVIEW 11:16 PM

PLANETARY

Case: 98 704 846
Dead: 2 120 389
Recovered: 54,409,446

UNITED STATES

Case: 24 991 122
Dead: 417,394

CANADA

Ontario: 252,585 cases (5,753 deaths)

Quebec: 252,176 cases (9,437 deaths)

Alberta: 120,330 cases (1,525 deaths)

British Columbia: 63,484 cases (1,128 deaths)

Manitoba: 28,476 cases (797 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 21,917 cases (250 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,570 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,104 cases (13 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 398 cases (4 deaths)

Nunavut: 267 cases (1 death)

Prince Edward Island: 110 cases

Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 31 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 742,531 cases (18,974 deaths)

NEW

11:10 pm | Israel: significant drop in transmission among those 65 and over after vaccine

An Israeli health insurance firm said the rate of COVID-19-related infections dropped drastically among people aged 65 and older who received their first dose of Pfizer / BioNTech’s vaccine in the month of December, in Israel.

10:10 pm | COVID hits hard on the union of STL bus drivers

TVA Nouvelles has learned that COVID-19 is hitting hard on members of the union executive of bus drivers from the Société de transport de Laval, as well as employees.

21:54 | A gathering of young people ends with 16 tickets

The police intervened Friday evening for a rally in a residence in La Prairie, on the South Shore, where 16 tickets were issued for breaches of health instructions.

21:01 | Mother of ten dies of COVID at 36

A 36-year-old mother of ten has lost her life after contracting COVID-19 in South Carolina.




19:34 | He points his gun at a client wearing a mask

An Arizona merchant opposed to wearing the mask pointed a gun at a customer who was wearing the face covering.




6:33 p.m. | Deadlines are getting longer to obtain a driver’s license

Many young people in Quebec can no longer wait to get their driver’s license.




4:44 pm | Monster outbreak in an Ontario residence: the presence of the British variant confirmed

Health officials confirmed on Saturday that the British variant was detected at a long-term care home in Barrie, Ont., Where a spectacular COVID-19 outbreak has been wreaking havoc for the past two weeks.

4:16 pm | 180,000 SMEs in the country could close

About 181,000 owners of small and medium-sized Canadian businesses affected by the pandemic are planning to close permanently.




2:03 pm | Brazil: thousands of demonstrators against Bolsonaro’s management of the pandemic

Thousands of people marched through several Brazilian cities on Saturday to protest the delay in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the pandemic.

13h54 | Children’s clothing is essential, says PQ

After receiving numerous complaints in this regard, the Parti Québécois asks the Legault government to see children’s clothing as an essential good, just like food.

13:21 | The curve continues to decline in Quebec

For the fourth consecutive day, and the fifth in six days, the toll remains below 100 cases in the Capitale-Nationale, this time standing at 81 new infections.

1:05 pm | Colchicine against COVID: “we had to alert the planet quickly”

The researchers behind the Montreal Heart Institute (ICM) study on the effects of colchicine on patients with COVID-19 considered the results so important that they wanted to share them on the as quickly as possible.




13:03 | Italy: Lombardy confined by mistake for a week

Lombardy, the economic heart of northern Italy, was confined and wrongly classified as a “red zone” for a week due to erroneous regional statistics, but a government decree signed on Saturday corrected the situation.

13h00 | 9,715 more vaccines administered in Quebec

12:34 | France crosses the threshold of one million vaccinated against COVID

One million French people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday, nearly a month after the laborious start of the vaccination campaign in France.

11:57 am | COVID-19: Ontario surpasses Quebec for the number of accumulated cases

After 11 months of health crisis, the most populous province in Canada, Ontario, has finally overtaken Quebec in the number of cumulative cases of COVID-19.



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Photo QMI Agency, Joël Lemay

11h00 | Deaths still high in Quebec

Quebec reports 1,685 additional cases and 76 deaths, bringing the total to 252,176 infected people and 9,437 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the province recorded 1,631 infections and 88 deaths.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF JANUARY 23, 2021

– 252,176 people infected (+1685)

– 9,437 deaths (+76)

– 1,383 people hospitalized (-43)

– 216 people in intensive care (+4)

– 225 245 are restored

– The withdrawals made on January 21 amounted to 38,231, for a total of 5,612,941

10:28 am | Cooking fire in illegal party leads to more than $ 20,000 in tickets

More than $ 20,000 of tickets were handed over the night from Friday to Saturday to about fifteen young people, including minors, following an illegal gathering in a house in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, in Estrie.

10:12 am | Is the British variant really more lethal?

Is the British variant of COVID-19 really more deadly as announced by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson? This is the question asked by Jacques Lapierre, a retired virologist, on Saturday.

10:02 am | François Legault talks about the stress and frustration of Quebecers

Since the start of the pandemic, Quebecers have experienced a lot of anguish, frustrations and stress as their lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus disease.


9:40 am | Employees of the health network forced to give up vaccination

The Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSS-CSN) said Friday that employees of the health network would give up being vaccinated against COVID-19 because of the conditions put in place and the costs incurred.

9:35 am | Recall of disinfectants used in Quebec schools

Health Canada and the company Atoms FD Inc. on Friday recalled “anti-microbe” disinfectants which were distributed in several Quebec schools and which could present risks to the health of children.

8:26 am | Norway: semi-confinement decreed in Oslo after an outbreak of the English variant

The Norwegian government announced on Saturday semi-containment measures, the strictest since the start of the epidemic, in Oslo and its region after the detection of cases of the English variant in a locality near the capital.

7:58 am | After Pfizer, AstraZeneca: delays in deliveries of Covid vaccines worry Europe

After the delays announced by Pfizer in deliveries of Covid vaccines, the similar announcement from AstraZeneca worries Europe, where some countries are even forecasting up to 80% fewer deliveries than expected.

7:51 am | First confinement in Hong Kong

Thousands of residents of one of Hong Kong’s poorest and densely populated neighborhoods were ordered overnight Friday to Saturday to stay at home as part of the first lockdown ordered by authorities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

7:32 | Placentas under the scrutiny of researchers

Researchers from the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) obtained funding of $ 100,000 from the university establishment to carry out a research project that would make it possible to see if it is possible to detect potential pathologies in a patient. newborn by analyzing placentas.



Careless lady lying and holding her hands on pregnant belly




Adobe Stock Photo

6:08 am | Travel reimbursement: double standards, double standards at Desjardins Insurance

While airlines have managed to conserve some liquidity by offering credits to their customers since the start of the pandemic, at Desjardins Insurance, reimbursements are made rather randomly.

5:12 am | Citizens’ initiative breathes new life into the fight against COVID-19 in Malawi

Faced with the devastating pandemic of the new coronavirus, a citizens’ crowdfunding initiative in Malawi raised 100,000 dollars in one week to increase resources to fight COVID-19 in public hospitals.

5:01 am | Norway: semi-confinement decreed in Oslo after an outbreak of the English variant

The Norwegian government announced on Saturday semi-containment measures, the strictest since the start of the epidemic, in Oslo and its region after the detection of cases of the English variant in a locality near the capital.

5h00 | Containment in Quebec not that severe

If some do not hesitate to cry out for “dictatorship”, the health instructions in Quebec remain relatively permissive compared to what other democracies in the world have applied at one time or another during the pandemic.

3h42 | First confinement in Hong Kong, a neighborhood blocked for 48 hours

Thousands of residents of one of Hong Kong’s poorest and densely populated neighborhoods were ordered to stay at home on Saturday as part of the first lockdown ordered by authorities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.




AFP

1h13 | Sri Lanka: the Minister of Health advocated a potion against the infection … it is positive

Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who publicly endorsed witchcraft and a magic potion to stem the outbreak of coronavirus infections on the island, has tested positive and will self-isolate, authorities said on Saturday.

1h01 | The variants between Russian roulette and natural selection

Viruses don’t think, but they can adapt to their environment in order to survive. An ability that could explain the worrying emergence thousands of kilometers away of several more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus.

0h45 | Mexico City: five hours in line for an hour of oxygen

On a street in western Mexico City, dozens of people buy oxygen for loved ones with COVID-19. They wait up to five hours for a recharge which sometimes only lasts an hour.

Resigned, they advance to the door of a private company, where an employee collects the bottles to write the names of the customers.

“Alert, alert, we are in a Covid emergency!” Repeats, in front of the queue, a recording through the sound system of a police patrol.




AFP

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