COVID-19 updates live: Quebec reports 69 new cases, 3 deaths



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received his second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday at an Ottawa pharmacy.

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This article is updated throughout the day of July 2.


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Main updates

  • Montreal Completely Cirque is back
  • 69 new cases, three deaths
  • Prime Minister Trudeau receives his second dose
  • Eugenie Bouchard stirs controversy with a tweet from the Bell Center

11:30 a.m.

The circus festival forced to be creative

After a tame affair last year, the annual Montreal Circus Festival hopes to wow audiences downtown and in the city’s largest circus hall.

“What’s really new this year is that we are using TOHU lands a lot more,” said Ruth Wikler, deputy director of programming, in a telephone conversation with the Montreal Gazette. “As far as we can do it with the COVID rules, it’s going to look like a bustling circus village. “

The festival will abide by the rules for indoor performances, with a maximum of 250 spectators allowed in the halls. However, it will also use the exterior around St-Denis Street, as well as vacant storefronts. The festival begins on July 8.


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Quebec reports 69 new cases, three deaths

Quebec reported just 69 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, adding to the 93 new cases seen on Thursday, but not included in daily updates due to Thursday’s vacation.

This brings the total number of people infected to 375,019.

Three deaths were reported on Friday and four on Thursday.

One death occurred in the previous 24 hours, another occurred between June 25 and June 30, and one occurred before June 25.

A total of 110 people were hospitalized, a decrease of three, while 34 were in intensive care, the same number as the day before. There were 113 people hospitalized on Thursday, a decrease of four.

So far, 11,217 deaths have been reported from the virus.


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There were 17,464 tests performed on June 30 and 96,567 doses of the vaccine were administered over two days, including only 7,952 doses on vacation Thursday. To date, 8,514,401 doses have been received by Quebecers. A total of 10,993,905 doses have been delivered to the province to date.

In Montreal, 28 cases of the virus have been reported, 132,776 since the start of the pandemic.


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Aislin, July 3, 2021
Aislin, July 3, 2021 Photo by Aislin /Montreal Gazette

10:15 a.m.

PM is now double dose

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has received his second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. It was an injection of Moderna at a local pharmacy in Ottawa after receiving AstraZeneca for the first dose.


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10:00 a.m.

Génie Bouchard urges Legault and Trudeau to pack the Bell Center

Ahead of Game 3 in Montreal, local tennis star Eugenie Bouchard tells officials they should allow a full house on Friday night to support the Habs.


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Bouchard is receiving criticism for the statement, with one person tweeting, “Genie, I didn’t know you graduated in virology. This explains why your tennis ranking has gone down so far. Congratulations on your new career.


Green zone restrictions

Montreal and the rest of Quebec became green zones on Monday. Green is the least restrictive level on the province’s regional alert map, but there are still some restrictions.

Along with the new alert level comes several new freedoms, such as larger indoor gatherings and fewer restrictions on bars and restaurants.

Find out here what you can do in the green zone.

9:15 a.m.

Here’s where Montrealers can get tested today

Montrealers can be screened at testing centers across the island.


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You can check the wait times for screening clinics here.


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