Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Montreal today

Jul 3 2020, 11:29 am

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 July 3, as of 3 pm ET:

Quebec reports 19 new coronavirus deaths, over 85 more confirmed cases

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,560, after announcing 19 more deaths and 89 known cases since Thursday.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 55,682 cases in the province, 393 hospitalizations (down from 411 on Thursday), and 31 patients in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 567,253 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.

Verdun’s urban beach opens to the public with strict coronavirus guidelines

Good news: Verdun’s urban beach is now open to the public.

Bad news: we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic.

As such, Verdun’s one-year-old beach has adopted some pretty strict health precautions to limit the potential spread of the disease.

Blue Jays get government approval to host training camp in Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming back to Canada.


The Blue Jays originally planned to prepare for the MLB season at their Spring Training facility in Dunedin, Florida, but had to close down two weeks ago following multiple players and staff testing positive for COVID-19. Given the surge in cases in Florida, a state that set a single-day record today with 10,109 new cases of the virus, the Blue Jays wanted to find somewhere safer.

Casino de Montreal to reopen with strict new guidelines next month

After shutting down on March 13, for safety reasons regarding COVID-19, the Casino de Montreal will reopen to the public as of August 3.

Quebec’s biggest casino will tack on some pretty strict health precautions when its doors reopen.

For starters, the Casino de Montreal will have opening and closing hours instead of being open 24/7. To allow for “thorough disinfection,” the casino will be open every day from 9 am to 4 am.