Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jun 12 2020, 1:39 pm

Every day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out nationally and locally.

And for now, we will be putting together Montreal and Canada’s top headlines daily to help you digest the news in one place.

Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.

Top coronavirus stories for June 12, as of 5 pm ET:

43 more coronavirus deaths in Quebec as case numbers pass 53,500

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 5,148, after announcing 43 more deaths since Thursday afternoon.

There are a reported 181 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 53,666 known cases with 757 hospitalizations, 114 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 462,007 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 20,000 cases have been resolved.

Canadian government mandating temperature checks for all air travellers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be mandating temperature checks for all air travellers.

According to the prime minister, this will be implemented in a graduated approach, with the first for those coming into Canada, then those leaving from Canada, and then for those travelling within the country.

Anyone with a fever will not be permitted to travel.

Montreal reports 28 new coronavirus-related deaths, 82 new cases

Montreal public health authorities have updated the city’s COVID-19-related numbers, confirming 26,557 known cases in Quebec’s largest city and 3,158 total deaths.

Montreal’s coronavirus death toll is up 28 from Thursday’s numbers with 82 new known cases.

As of June 12, Montreal accounts for 49.4% of Quebec’s total cases and 61.3% of its coronavirus-related deaths.

Montreal woman allegedly travelled to Toronto to make fraudulent CERB claims

A Montreal woman allegedly travelled to Toronto to make fraudulent Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) claims, and has since been charged by the Toronto Police Service.

According to the police, it is alleged a 40-year-old woman fraudulently attempted to open bank accounts with the intention to apply for CERB.

The suspect, Karina Riel, then travelled to Toronto from Montreal for the “sole purpose of fraudulently making CERB applications” by opening up various bank accounts.

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