[LIVE SATURDAY, MAY 2] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT SAMEDI 2 MAI] Tous les développements de la pandémie

Whether in Québec or elsewhere on the planet, the pandemic COVID-19 plays with the life of the whole world.

You will find here all the news throughout the day, this crisis that hit the population, governments and the economy.

LAST BALANCE sheet | duration 7: 40


: 3 359 055

: 238 999

: at least 1 056 326


Affected by the virus
: 55 061, 28 648 in Quebec

: 3391, 2022 Quebec


8h04 | Virus: sharp fall in new infections in Iran, according to the authorities.

The iranian authorities reported on Saturday a “clear drop” of new infections to the COVID-19, fallen, according to official figures, at their lowest level since march 10.

These figures, considered to be largely under-estimated by several iranian officials, draw in over a month and a trend of slowdown in the rate of deaths related to the disease and its spread.

Between Friday afternoon and Saturday mid-day, 802 new infections were registered, bringing to 96 448 the number of confirmed cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus in Iran, said the spokesman of the ministry of Health, Kianouche Jahanpour.

At the same time, 65 extra people are dying of the disease, he said. The official death toll from the epidemic now stands at 6156 dead in Iran, the country by far most affected by the virus in the Near and Middle East.

7: 39 | Coronavirus: almost 10 000 new cases daily in Russia, a record.

Russia announced on Saturday that he had recorded almost 10 000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a record of contamination for a single day, for the country.

The number of patients COVID-19 has jumped 9623 to 124 054, according to the figures of the authorities.

Fifty-seven people died in the course of the last 24 hours, bringing the total dead in 1222, a rate of death official remaining limited compared to other countries such as Italy, Spain or the United States.

The mayor of Moscow, for its part, reported on Saturday, citing the result of tests, that approximately 2 % of the inhabitants of the capital (over 250,000 people) are affected by the COVID-19.

Duration 7: 40 | A cat tested positive for the sars coronavirus for the first time in France.

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6h05 | Relationship troubles behind residences for seniors.

But to whom should the government entrust, therefore, to the seniors of Quebec, the hardest hit by the pandemic COVID-19 ? In Montreal and Laval, business people with links disorders participated in the funding of an important network of homes for the elderly, discovered our Bureau of investigation.

READING | A teacher in five is missing in the majority of schools.

6: 00 am | Infected by the COVID-19 to the hospital.

An elder of Montreal has contracted the COVID-19 while she was hospitalized for liver problems, following an outbreak in the unit where she was being treated.

5: 50am | Brazil in the face of a disaster announced.

With a containment of less respected and a system of precarious health, Brazil seems doomed to become the next epicenter of the global crisis of the coronavirus, which propagates at a speed of galloping.

5h40 | Ecuador admits “problems” with the dead bodies.

The president of Ecuador acknowledged Friday that his government had faced “problems” in the management bodies of the many victims of the coronavirus, because of the collapse of the hospital system and the lack of space in the morgues.

5: 30 am | The Spanish come out finally walk around and do sports.

All Spaniards are again allowed to get out of the house since Saturday for a walk or do sports after 48 days confinement, very strict to curb the epidemic of coronavirus.

To READ | COVID-19: Quebec in a sailing boat leaving the Bahamas.

5h15 | Trace the”family tree” of the sars coronavirus to date its appearance.

For China and every country affected by the Covid-19, the date of the first case is clear. But the virus may have circulated earlier, as evidenced by his ‘family tree’, genetic.

5: 10 a.m | pandemic coronavirus is expected to last at least 18 months.

The pandemic of sars coronavirus is expected to last 18 to 24 months, predicted researchers in a university report released Thursday.

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