What’s New with COVID-19 in Quebec — Cases, Deaths, Vaccines, & More

There were 142 new COVID-19 cases and one death. Of the total new cases, 76 were in Montreal. The city’s total is 29,714.

But, the health ministry is re-evaluating about 40 of those positive tests because there was a possible laboratory contamination.

There are 110 hospitialized patients, which dropped by 8, and 12 of them are in the ICU.

Montreal private schools are going ahead with their own mandatory masks despite the Quebec government’s resistance.

Studies are showing that women could have a better immune response to COVID-19 compared to men.

Loblaws (Provigo in Quebec) has reached out to all Canadian provinces to discuss in-store COVID-19 testing.

Quebec drops their plan to develop their own COVID-19 tracing app and won’t encourage Quebecers to use the Canadian one.

Although some heads of major pharmaceutical companies have said a vaccine could be ready before the end of the year, other experts have cautioned that even 2021 may be an unrealistic timetable.

Federal government offers $2B to provinces for school safety.

In the U.S., COVID-19 child cases increased by 21% since early August, according to new data.