COVID-19: fewer cases, more flexibility in the country

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to melt, not only in Quebec, but in other parts of the country as well, with deconfinement announcements continuing to roll.

As for the province of Belle, where only 84 cases and four deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, the Lego government thought it had a chance to announce that the entire province would return to the green zone on Monday. The prime minister even took the liberty of calling the “improved” green space, where up to 20 people gather on the street.

For the second day in a row, the province could not remain below 100 infections, while the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations (161, -7) continued to decline despite a slight decrease in the number of intensive care cases (40, +1).

However, Quebec is not the only one heading in the right direction. Nova Scotia will also open the border with Newfoundland, Labrador and Prince Edward Island on Wednesday, and from June 30 to visitors from New Brunswick and other regions of the country, if they comply with quarantine rules dictated by their vaccination status.

“We are pleased to see that the number of cases and immunization coverage are allowing us to return to free circulation in the Atlantic region,” said Prime Minister of Nova Scotia Ian Rankin.

Taken together, various Atlantic provinces reported just four cases and two deaths on Tuesday.

How to catch up with Ontario

Ontario, for its part, remained below the threshold of 300 cases with 296 infections for the second day. However, 60 deaths were added to the death toll due to refinements from the province.

Further west, Manitoba has identified 69 new infections in addition to four deaths, while Saskatchewan has recorded just 15 infections.

This latest estimate, coupled with a vaccination rate of almost 70% for those 12 years of age and older, prompted Prime Minister Scott Moe to announce that the latest health restrictions in force, including indoor masks and at large gatherings will be canceled. July 11.

Mr Mo noted, however, that it is important that about 30% of Saskatchewan residents who have not yet received their first dose reconsider their choices, especially given the dangerous nature of COVID-19 options.


  • Ontario: 542,764 cases (9,082 deaths)
  • Quebec: 374,095 cases (11,195 deaths)
  • Alberta: 231,419 cases (2,292 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 147,131 (1,743 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 55,467 cases (1,129 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 48,505 cases (565 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 5793 cases (92 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 2,319 cases (45 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,384 cases (7 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 657 cases (4 deaths)
  • Prince Edward Island: 206 cases
  • Yukon: 212 cases (3 deaths)
  • Northwest Territories: 128 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,410,093 cases (26,157 deaths)

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