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[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020] All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting 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.

LAST ASSESSMENT

IN THE WORLD

  • Case: 29 306 931
  • Dead: 929 026

IN CANADA

  • Case: 138 010
  • Dead: 9179

IN QUEBEC

  • Case: 65 2554
  • Dead: 5785

All the news for September 15, 2020

11:39 am | Coronavirus: 20% of South Africans may have already been infected.

Some 12 million South Africans could already have contracted the coronavirus, estimates the Minister of Health, while statistics have confirmed for several weeks a decline in the epidemic.

Officially, the country has 650,749 cases, or 47.8% of the cases recorded throughout Africa.

But the true contamination figures could be much larger, by extrapolating from studies carried out on antibodies.

“Updated models are currently predicting that there would likely be a total of 12 million South Africans (detected and undetected) infected with the coronavirus, or around 20% of the population,” wrote the Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize in a statement Monday evening.

The country is conducting a study to establish the precise level of the seroprevalence of antibodies to the coronavirus among its population of 58 million.

For the Minister of Health, the drop in the number of new infections observed in recent weeks “raises the question of the level of immunity that may already exist” in the country.

For Professor Shabir Madhi of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a specialist in the matter, the infection rate could even be 35 to 40% in the most densely populated regions of the country, he said on Sunday. an online conference.

11:10 am | Quebec has 292 additional cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths; the toll reached 65,554 infected people and 5,785 patients who died from the virus.


[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo d’archives, Stevens LeBlanc

10h25 | Virus: back to school in Tunisia after a six-month hiatus.

10h24 | Massive screening at Sans-Frontière school in Quebec.

9h54 | According to recently updated official data from Quebec, 283 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in 172 schools in the province.


[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo d’archives, Agence QMI

8:54 am | COVID-19: New restrictions in Denmark amid rising cases.


[EN DIRECT 15 SEPTEMBRE 2020]  All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

Denmark announced new restrictions on Tuesday in the face of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, with a new call from the Prime Minister to respect instructions to resume reducing her contacts.

“The contamination is at a high level. The number of hospitalized people has increased. The health institute warns that we are on the verge of something that can turn into a second wave, ”explained the head of government Mette Frederiksen on Instagram.

“Now is when it matters. We must follow the recommendations of the health authorities ”, she insisted.

The Infectious Disease Control Authority (ISS) advises everyone to create a “social bubble”.

“We need to find maybe five or ten people to hang out with. It is with them that we will spend the fall. Children have to choose classmates in their class, ”SSI director Kåre Mølbak said at a press conference.

In Copenhagen and its suburbs, the party is now over at 10 p.m., when bars and restaurants are asked to close.

For the fourth day in a row, more than 300 new cases of contamination have been identified in this Scandinavian country of 5.8 million inhabitants, a level similar to that recorded in April.

8h53 | COVID-19: Sweden will lift the ban on visits to retirement homes.

7h57 | A vaccine against COVID-19 could be available to the general public in China as early as November, said a senior official, as the race continues between laboratories around the world.

6h42 | Coronavirus: British government criticized for screening failures.

6h42 | Australia: No death from coronavirus for the first time in two months.

6h35 | China is confining an entire city after three cases of COVID-19.

6h33 | In Mexico, the invisible people who fight against the epidemic.

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