• The COVID-19 case count by Montreal borough shows that the outbreak has shifted over time, moving east after an initial concentration in the centre-west.
  • The region's "epidemic curve" illustrates the number of cumulative cases over time.

On April 17, Montreal Regional Public Health Director Dr. Mylène Drouin announced that the region had "attained a plateau" in its number of cases. Challenges remain, especially in Montreal senior residences, but she suggested that officials had at least managed to halt a dramatic increase in the daily number of new cases. It was good news for a city that has been battered by the health crisis.

Montreal has been called the epicentre of the pandemic in Quebec, a province that accounts for more than half the total number of confirmed cases in Canada as of April 20.

Once concentrated in the centre-west area of the island, the outbreak soon encompassed the region, touching every borough and municipality.

According to data from April 18, 12 areas, from the southwest to the northeastern tip of the island, now each count over 300 cases.

They are: Ahuntsic–Cartierville (663), Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (839), Côte-Saint-Luc (300), LaSalle (384), Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (488), Montréal-Nord (577), Plateau-Mont-Royal (363), Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles (444), Rosemont–La Petite Patrie (418), Sud-Ouest (350), Verdun (350), and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (529).

With the highest number of cases and highest infection rate, respectively, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Côte-Saint-Luc (924.6 infections per 100,000 residents) have consistently been the hardest-hit jurisdictions in the Montreal region.

The complete breakdown of cases by borough and on-island municipality as of April 18 is below.

Ahuntsic–Cartierville     663    
Anjou     138    
Baie-D'Urfé     5    
Beaconsfield     15    
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce     839    
Côte-Saint-Luc     300    
Dollard-des-Ormeaux     96    
Dorval   49    
Hampstead     29    
Kirkland     25    
Lachine     108    
LaSalle     384    
L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève     31    
Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve     488    
Montréal-Est     8    
Montréal-Nord     577    
Montréal-Ouest     6    
Mont-Royal     63    
Outremont     162    
Pierrefonds–Roxboro   110    
Plateau-Mont-Royal   363    
Pointe-Claire     40    
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles     444    
Rosemont–La Petite Patrie     418    
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue     5    
Saint-Laurent     271    
Saint-Léonard     294    
Senneville     < 5    
Sud-Ouest     350    
Verdun     350    
Ville-Marie   261    
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension     529    
Westmount     70    
Cases with location to be confirmed 964    
Total in Montreal 8,457

Across Quebec, public health officials have confirmed a total of 19,319 infections as of April 20.

939 have died in the province — over half of them (525) in Montreal.

Montreal's "epidemic curve," which illustrates the cumulative number of cases over time, is below. 

This graph uses information from April 19. Note that data is incomplete for April 18.

This is the curve for Quebec according to the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ), showing the progression of both the number of active and cumulative cases.

There have been 3,847 confirmed recoveries in Quebec.

Stay tuned for more news.

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