Coronavirus developments on April 17, 2021

Whether in Quebec or anywhere else on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting our lives for more than a year.

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

Last review 11:30 PM.


Status: 140433831

Dead: 3,008,043

Recovery: 043779 80

United State

Status: 31627701

Dead: 566,893


Ontario: 412,745 cases (7,698 deaths)

Quebec: 335,608 cases (10793 deaths)

Alberta: 169,279 cases (2,037 deaths)

British Columbia: 117,080 cases (1,530 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 37,873 cases (464 deaths)

Manitoba: 35,992 cases (958 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,800 cases (67 deaths)

New Brunswick: 1,778 cases (33 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1039 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 414 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 167 cases

Yukon: 76 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 43 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,113,898 cases (23,591 deaths)

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23h28 | Protests in Buenos Aires against the new health restrictions

Several protests took place in Buenos Aires on Saturday to denounce the new health restrictions imposed in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

France Press agency

23 hours | Germany celebrates its death from COVID in a national celebration

On Sunday, Germany will honor the memory of about 80,000 citizens killed by the Coronavirus, during a ceremony that also aims to show solidarity with the families of the victims who have died in isolation due to the virus.

France Press agency

20 Q 15 | Behind the scenes of vaccination

Gratitude and concern. This is what vaccinators hear, seeing hundreds of Quebecers show off every day to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Will I be in pain? What are the side effects ? When can I take off my mask? Vaccination workers at the huge Notre Dame Center in Laval must answer these questions several times a day.

Laval vaccination

Hugo Duchenne / JdeM

20 Q 10 | Incubate the plastic to fill the lack of warmth

Trapped people lacking human contact use Montrealer’s services that hug their clients for free with an “anti-COVID” plastic curtain during the pandemic.

19 x 22 | The situation remains troubling in Chaudière-Appalaches

The health situation continues to deteriorate in Shoudiere Appalachia, with case concentration well above the Quebec average.

18 Q 47 | Venezuela: Street health professionals get vaccinations

About 150 people, most of them health professionals, demonstrated on Saturday in Caracas to demand vaccines against the Coronavirus as Venezuela experiences a second killer wave, AFP immediately found.

France Press agency

17 Q42 | France is quarantining travelers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa

The French government said on Saturday that France will impose a mandatory ten-day quarantine for travelers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, amid concerns over the COVID-19 variants.

France Press agency

16 Q 25 | The second case of a blood clot related to the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada

Alberta health officials reported Saturday that a 60-year-old Alberta who was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine is the second Canadian to have ever had a blood clot.

France Press agency

14h39 | Spain: mandatory quarantine for those coming from 12 countries

Spain extended its self-quarantine obligation on Saturday until early May for all passengers arriving on its soil from 12 countries – Brazil, Peru, Colombia and nine African countries – due to concerns related to variants of the Coronavirus.

Quebec Magazine

13h53 | Demonstration against sanitary regulations in Boss

More than 400 people gathered on Saturday afternoon in St. George to specifically protest the wearing of masks and what they describe as a “pandemic”.

Didier Debucher / Journal de Quebec

13h31 | A cold truck to convince the residents

A truck with a loudspeaker system has been circulating on the streets of Montreal since Saturday morning in an effort to convince residents to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.

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13h19 | Quebec / Ontario boundary: the procedure is past due

Many Ontario would have liked the border between their province and Quebec to be closed soon.

12 Q 36 | Ontario: ‘tent medicine’ will soon become a reality

“Medicine in tents will become a reality by next week,” warns Dr. Jerome Less in the face of the health situation in Ontario.

12 Q17 | COVID-19: Fewer Cases in Ontario, Quebec Settlement

Ontario recorded nearly 500 fewer cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but more than 2,000 people have been hospitalized, unheard of since the start of the pandemic.

12h 09 | The third wave: “Your good health is not a shield”

The picture of people admitted to intensive care due to COVID-19 has changed with the arrival of this third wave driven by variables.

11 Q 43 | COVID-19: A declining trend in Quebec

If the Capitale-Nationale records 4 new deaths, or half the county fatalities, there is a certain downward trend in the number of new infections.

11h03 | Quebec has 1,537 new cases of COVID-19

Quebec has reported 1,537 cases of COVID-19 and 8 deaths, bringing the total to 335,608 infected and 10,793 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, the governorate recorded 1527 injuries and 7 deaths.

Status in Quebec as of April 17, 2021

– 335,608 injured (+1537)

– 10,793 deaths (+8)

– Transferring 692 people to hospital (+28)

– 175 people in intensive care (+8)

Direct debts totaled 39,015, for a total of 8,141,488

– 70,908 vaccine doses were given during the day yesterday, for a total of 2,297,411


France Press agency

10 Q 32 | Use of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and over is under review by Health Canada

Health Canada is currently evaluating Pfizer’s request to be able to administer its vaccine to people 12 years of age or older.

France Press agency

8h38 | An important second dose of the vaccine, according to a specialist

Virologist and professor in UQAM’s Department of Biological Sciences, Benoît Barbeau, says the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 “creates an amplification of the immune response”.

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8h36 | Does Covid disease cause more damage than other deadly viruses?

The toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed the threshold of 3 million deaths, which is already much more than most viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries, with notable exceptions to the terrible “Spanish flu” and AIDS.

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France Press agency

7h49 | Telework: The health crisis will facilitate transportation of civil servants to Quebec

The Legault government could transfer to the regions more than 5,000 civil servant jobs promised by 2028, thanks to the new possibilities created by remote work in the event that the epidemic spreads across the entire Quebec region.


Photo by Stephens LeBlanc

6h 30 | [PHOTOS] The dream life of Quebec civil servants who work from home

The pandemic has allowed many officials not only to discover the benefits of working remotely, but also to live a dream in the area away from office towers.

Audrey Maud Chaillain, 27, advisor to Al de la Madeleine

Photos of special cooperation

4 Q 44 | More than 3 million deaths related to COVID-19 worldwide

More than 3 million deaths from COVID-19 have been officially recorded worldwide since its discovery in China in December 2019, according to an AFP count from reports provided by health authorities, on Saturday at 08:30 GMT.


France Press agency

4:28 | Spain: mandatory quarantine for those coming from Brazil, Peru, Colombia and 9 African countries

Spain extended its self-quarantine obligation on Saturday until early May for all passengers arriving on its soil from 12 countries – Brazil, Peru, Colombia and nine African countries – due to concerns related to variants of the Coronavirus.

0h46 | Greece: Cheating during online exams raises concerns about the devaluation of certificates

Greek universities, which have closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, are facing a spike in online exam cheating, which raises fears of a drop in the value of scores already called “Corona scores”.

Professors and students admit that normal examination conditions are almost impossible to apply in a distance education environment with hundreds of online participants simultaneously.


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