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 REPORT 6h00
Case : 30 524 214
Death : 952 240
Case: 141 625, 66 356 in Quebec
Death: 9201, 5792 in Quebec
7:42 am | Virus: number of new cases in Germany at its highest since April.
Germany on Saturday recorded its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases since April, with 2,297 new infections, according to the Robert Koch epidemiological watch institute.
This is the highest daily rise in officially reported cases of COVID-19 since April 24, according to the institute.
In total, some 270,070 people have tested positive in Germany since the start of the epidemic, which has killed 9,384 (+6 in 24 hours).
North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous region in Germany, and Bavaria are the two Länder most affected by the pandemic, each with around 65,000 officially recorded cases.
However, Germany performs about twice as many tests per week in September compared to April, with one million tests compared to 500,000 five months ago.
The infection rate stood at 1.16 and 1.21 on Friday over the past seven days, according to the Robert Koch Institute.
The deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Germany prompted Friday the organizers of carnivals in North Rhine-Westphalia to cancel these festivities this year, an institution in the west and south of the country which brings together tens of thousands of people every year.
5:43 am | Generation COVID-19: a dream job that goes up in smoke.
Tens of thousands of young Quebecers lost their dream jobs in a snap when COVID-19 bleed the province’s economy last spring.
5h31 | Images to capture the scale of the pandemic.
If all Quebecers who have been affected by COVID-19 were in the same place, they could fill the Olympic Stadium!
Photo Alain Décarie
2008 Gray Cup between the Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes at the Olympic Stadium on November 23, 2008 Photo credit: Les archives / Le Journal de Montreal
5:04 am | Generation COVID-19: “I’m launching into nothingness”.
Growing public debt, distance learning, love and career projects turned upside down. The future of young people aged 15 to 30 will not look at all like what we had imagined for them six months ago, to the point where some are already starting to speak of a “COVID-19 generation”.
4:42 am | COVID-19: additional beds at Saint-Eustache Hospital.
Photo Pierre-Paul Poulin
12:21 am | Less than an hour after learning of the positive diagnosis from Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, François Legault announced on Twitter that he was going to be tested for COVID-19 and be placed in administrative segregation.