[LIVE JULY 7] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT 7 JUILLET] Tous les développements de la pandémie

Whether in Québec or elsewhere on the planet, the pandemic of the COVID-19 disrupts our lives.

You will find here all the news throughout the day related to this crisis, which is hitting the population, governments and the economy.



Case : 11 641 640
Death : 538 395


Case : 105 935, 55 937 in Quebec

Death : 8693, 5577, Quebec

All the news from the Tuesday, JULY 7

6h55 | Virus: Iran announces a new record with 200 dead in 24 hours.

The iranian authorities announced on Tuesday a new record of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, the third in less than ten days, with 200 deaths in a day.

“Unfortunately, over the past 24 hours, we lost 200 of our fellow countrymen, bringing the total number of victims (of the virus), to 11 931 “, was shown on State television, Sima Sadat Lari, a spokesperson for the ministry of Health.

This figure clears widely the previous record of 163 dead, which was dated Sunday.

Iran is facing from several weeks to an increase of new confirmed cases and deaths.

“The increase in the number of deaths is very painful for us all,” regretted Mr. Lari. It is ” the result of our behavior and our actions at all. “

Iran, which reported its first cases of contamination by the virus in February, is the country most hard-hit by the pandemic in the Near and Middle East.

Ms. Lari has also announced 2.637 new persons tested positive to the virus. This brings the total number of cases officially confirmed at 245 688 in Iran.

6h43 | Coronavirus : India crosses the bar of the 20 000 dead.

India has reached on Tuesday, the bar of the 20, 000 deaths officially attributed to the outbreak of coronavirus, which is still raging in the countries of South Asia and has pushed Mumbai to open four new hospitals.

The epidemic is particularly virulent in the major indian cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The specialists expect that the peak will not be reached until several weeks, despite two months of a confinement brutal (late march to early June).

In the city of Mumbai, which alone represents nearly a quarter of the 20 160 deaths from the disease COVID-19 registered in India, the authorities have inaugurated Tuesday, four field hospitals, additional (including one of 700 beds will be constructed on a racetrack to receive patients.

These new infrastructures have 3500 extra beds megalopolis of 20 million inhabitants, where the traditional hospital are saturated for weeks by the influx of patients. The municipality has taken charge of many public places these last few months to convert them to the health facilities.

“The needed medical assistance will be available in these four new treatment centres,” said a spokesman for the State of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital.

6h39 | COVID-19 : zero new cases in Beijing, for the first time since June.

4h43 | hydroxychloroquine “long course” does not protect against serious forms of COVID-19.

4h33 | Coronavirus: Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, again confined.

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