Developments on COVID-19 of October 12

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 11:10 p.m.


Case: 37 738 569

Dead: 1,078,868

Recovered: 26,196,500


Case: 7 803 884

Dead: 214,063

Recovered: 3,106,728


Quebec: 86,976 cases (5,965 deaths)

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

Alberta: 19,995 cases (282 deaths)

British Columbia: 10,185 cases (245 deaths)

Manitoba: 2,655 cases (34 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 2,140 cases (25 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,092 cases (65 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 283 cases (4 deaths)

New Brunswick: 278 cases (2 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 61 cases

Yukon: 15 cases

Northwest Territories: 5 cases

Nunavut: 0 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 183,837 cases (9,627 deaths)


22:13 | Covid-19: Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine trial interrupted due to sick participant

Pharmaceutical group Johnson & Johnson announced on Monday the suspension of its clinical trial of a vaccine against Covid-19, one of the participants having fallen ill.

8:07 pm | Thousands of students without jobs due to COVID

Thousands of students working in the restaurant industry find themselves doubly losing because of a crisis that has caused them to lose their jobs and their stability.

19:33 | Santa will be there for the children despite the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic will not stop Santa from doing his job as the holiday season approaches. Children who go to shopping centers will be able to chat with him, in person or virtually, depending on the location.

6:54 pm | WHO special envoy denounces confinement as main measure

The British envoy to the WHO, Dr David Nabarro, denounced the recurrent confinement as the main measure to fight against the rise of COVID-19 infections, adding that this could lead to widespread impoverishment across the world.

6:45 p.m. | A case of reinfection in the United States, the 5th in the world

An American has caught Covid-19 twice a month and a half apart and the second infection was more severe than the first, according to a study released on Tuesday which details this case of reinfection, one of five identified so far in the world.

6:28 pm | A “flight to nowhere” for travel freaks

Many globetrotters have found the past few months particularly difficult, which has made travel virtually impossible. An airline decided to make a special trip specifically for them.

17:33 | RCAF ex-pilots return home

The Royal Canadian Air Force is taking advantage of the aviation crisis caused by the pandemic to recruit its ex-pilots.

5.30 p.m. | Donald Trump tested negative for COVID-19 “several days in a row”

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 “several days in a row” using a rapid test, the White House doctor said on Monday.

4:44 pm | COVID-19: The top of the second wave already in sight?

Despite the record numbers of COVID-19 cases recorded at the start of the last week, the progression of the disease has greatly slowed in Quebec and Ontario, suggesting that these two provinces are already approaching the peak of the second wave.

3:21 pm | Pubs closed in Liverpool and field hospitals reactivated

To “crush wherever it appears” the new coronavirus which is making a strong comeback and threatening to overwhelm health services, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday to close pubs in Liverpool and reactivate three field hospitals set up in the spring.

14:41 | Mount Royal parking lot closed again

The influx of visitors Monday in Mount Royal Park in Montreal forced authorities to temporarily close the parking lot for a second consecutive day.

13:52 | New PCU available today: short guide from the new PCRE provider

The Canada Economic Stimulus Benefit (CEP), introduced by the federal government to replace the Canada Emergency Benefit (CEP) for those without access to Employment Insurance, is available today .

13:09 | Another weekend for hoteliers to forget

While the hotel room occupancy rate in Montreal on this date last year exceeded 90%, Thanksgiving weekend 2020 will not make history.

12h54 | Contaminated Maria hospital staff

Public health has observed a certain slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 in Gaspé in municipalities in the red zone for a week now.

12:05 pm | Herd immunity: letting COVID-19 circulate freely “is not an option”

The WHO ruled on Monday unthinkable to allow COVID-19 to circulate freely in society so that the population has access, as some have suggested, to collective immunity.

11am | 843 new positive cases and 12 deaths

Quebec reports 843 new positive cases and deplores 12 deaths. Hospitalizations increase by 20 for a total of 457.


– 86,976 people infected (+12)

– 5965 deaths (+12)

– 457 people hospitalized (+20)

– 75 people in intensive care (+3)

– The withdrawals carried out on October 10 amounted to 19,161, for a total of 2,657,088.

9:46 am | Justin Trudeau recalls the sanitary instructions

In his message for Thanksgiving, Federal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded the public of the health directives in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, in particular the fact of remaining within his family unit.

9:22 am | Four Swiss guards declared positive for coronavirus

Four Swiss guards tested positive for the coronavirus last weekend and were placed in isolation, the Vatican announced on Monday, which also reported three other cases detected in recent weeks in the microstate.

8h | China will track down an entire metropolis

China is carrying out a massive screening campaign on Monday in a major port city after the discovery of six cases of COVID-19, while European countries take drastic measures in the face of a new surge in cases of contamination.


7:46 am | Encouraging results from an antimicrobial in animals

An antimicrobial drug used against stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combating the coronavirus in animal testing, scientists from Hong Kong said on Monday.



7:10 Antibacterial in disinfectant soaps worries experts

Experts still wonder about the use of a controversial antibacterial in the manufacture of several dozen brands of disinfectant soaps authorized by Health Canada.

5:45 am | Up to $ 3.4 billion in less revenue for Canadian universities

Canadian universities could lose up to $ 3.4 billion in the 2020-2021 academic year due to the pandemic, Statistics Canada has revealed.

5:15 am | Half a billion in treatment for COVID

The US government is investing nearly half a billion dollars in the development and large-scale distribution of a treatment for COVID-19 from the British laboratory AstraZeneca, in late clinical trials, the giant said. pharmaceutical in a statement Monday.

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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