COVID-19: Quebec region returns to over 200 cases

412 new cases of COVID-19 were added in the Capitale-Nationale region during the weekend, including 227 reported on Sunday alone. Over a 24-hour period, this is the highest increase since October 4 and the second largest since the start of the pandemic.

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412 new cases of COVID-19 were added in the Capitale-Nationale region during the weekend, including 227 reported on Sunday alone. Over a 24-hour period, this is the highest increase since October 4 and the second largest since the start of the pandemic.

Since a low of 93 new cases on Wednesday, the number of new cases has only increased daily. At the same time, the milestone of 7,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic has been crossed.

The Capitale-Nationale also recorded two new deaths. The cumulative toll since the start of the health crisis is therefore 258 deaths and 7,144 cases.

Reminder of the CIUSS

By announcing the passage of regions in the red zone, the Legault government had requested a 28-day effort from the population, while specifying that improvements should be noted to allow a relaxation of health rules. Is the Capitale-Nationale heading in the right direction?

“It is difficult for us to comment on short-term movements in the epidemiological situation in the region. In addition, decisions to increase or relax health measures are taken on examination of data for a full week, the minimum period for detecting a convincing trend in a scientific sense, ”says Mélanie Otis, spokesperson for the CIUSSS.

“We allow ourselves to reiterate the importance of observing the recommended instructions – social distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask – and to refrain from intimate, friendly or family meetings until the end of the month”, adds she does.

Chaudière-Appalaches

In Chaudière-Appalaches, the situation is still stable, without improving. As of Sunday, the region has 75 new cases in its territory and one new death, bringing the cumulative toll of the health crisis to 44 dead and 2,587 people infected.

For seven days, the daily toll has hovered around the 70 new cases in this region.

Last Friday, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, maintained that the sacrifices of Quebecers since the 1is October work, while requiring an extra effort on their part.

“The next two weeks are critical. […] We will not return to the level of normality we had in August. What we want is to be able to come a little closer to normality, ”he said, without ruling out the possibility that most of the measures imposed will continue after October 28.

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