Developments on COVID-19 from October 11

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives.

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

LAST REVIEW 11:15 p.m.


Case: 37,396,254

Dead: 1,075,779

Recovered: 25,996,264


Case: 7 761 673

Dead: 214,764

Recovered: 3,075,077


Quebec: 86,133 cases (5,953 deaths)

Ontario: 59,139 cases (3,005 deaths)

Alberta: 19,995 cases (282 deaths)

British Columbia: 10,185 cases (245 deaths)

Manitoba: 2,578 cases (32 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 2,092 cases (25 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,092 cases (65 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 282 cases (4 deaths)

New Brunswick: 272 cases (2 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 61 cases

Yukon: 15 cases

Northwest Territories: 5 cases

Nunavut: 0 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 181,872 cases (9,612 deaths)


6:36 pm | The virus survives 28 days under certain conditions

The virus that causes COVID-19 can remain contagious on surfaces for 28 days. The virus is described as “extremely robust” in the work of the Australian National Science Agency.

6:17 pm | Ontario gym outbreak kills nearly 50

An outbreak at a fitness center has caused at least 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton, Ont.


5:44 pm | COVID-19: Boris Johnson will announce a new alert system

Boris Johnson will present to MPs on Monday a new system with three levels of alert that will determine the measures to be applied in English regions depending on the spread of the new coronavirus, his services said on Sunday, the north of England preparing for a hardening restrictions.

5:35 pm | Italy plans to lighten its anti-COVID-19 health protocol

The Italian Technical and Scientific Committee (CTS), the body that advises the government of Rome in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, is proposing measures that lighten the health protocol, such as reducing the quarantine to ten days.

5:29 pm | Four suicides in one month: Indigenous community declares state of emergency

An Indigenous community in Manitoba declared a state of emergency on Friday following a new wave of suicides.

15:32 | New York fears a future “carmageddon”

To escape public transport and the pandemic, more and more New Yorkers are buying a car, igniting the second-hand market and undermining hopes of decongestion in the first American metropolis.

3:18 pm | Dr Fauci unhappy with being used in Trump campaign clip

Dr Anthony Fauci, a well-respected figure in the United States, expressed his displeasure on Sunday after the use of his words in a clip of Team Trump’s campaign on the coronavirus.

3:05 pm | Two new large French cities on “maximum alert”

Two new large French cities, Toulouse and Montpellier, in the south of the country, will be added on Tuesday to the list of cities on “maximum alert” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities announced.

2:03 pm | Pilots severely affected by the pandemic

The aviation industry is not doing very well these days. Many pilots experience significant stress and are even considering changing jobs.

13:51 | A less gloomy record in the country

The situation was relatively stable Sunday in the country, while the figures were slightly more encouraging in Ontario and Quebec compared to the day before.


12:41 | The great outdoors taken by storm in Montreal

Many Montrealers enjoy the great outdoors. Walkers, joggers and cyclists went to the various parks.

12:15 pm | “I am immune” to COVID-19, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he was now immune to COVID-19, showing his willingness to do battle with Joe Biden in the home stretch of the campaign.


11am | Quebec registers 942 new cases

Quebec reports 942 new cases and three deaths, bringing the total to 86,133 people infected since the start of the pandemic and 5,953 deaths


– 86,133 people infected (+942)

– 5953 deaths (+3)

– 437 people hospitalized (-7)

– 72 people in intensive care (-1)

– The samples taken on October 9 amounted to 24,503, for a total of 2,637,927.



10:04 am | Majority of Canadians for closing non-essential businesses

The majority of Canadians support shutting down non-essential businesses during the second wave of COVID-19, a recent poll shows.

5:26 am | A new test developed by the University of Calgary

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a new protein-based COVID-19 test that would reduce reliance on supply chains from the current test.

12:51 am | India crosses 7 million case threshold

The number of coronavirus cases crossed the 7 million threshold in India on Sunday, a figure that is close to that reached by the United States, the country in the world most affected by the pandemic.


About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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