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3 Montreal Boroughs Count Over 1,000 Total Cases Each

Quebec is set to outline a plan for businesses to gradually reopen.
3 Montreal Boroughs Count Over 1,000 Total Cases Each
  • Three Montreal boroughs, Ahuntsic–Cartierville, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Montréal-Nord, count over 1,000 total confirmed cases each.
  • Here's the complete breakdown of cases by borough and municipality as of April 26.

The number of confirmed infections continues to climb in Quebec. As of April 27, the province counts 24,982 cumulative cases with 17,866 active cases, according to the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ). With 12,034 confirmed cases as of the same date, Montreal, long called the "epicentre" of the outbreak in Quebec, makes up almost half of the provincial total. Three boroughs, moreover, have topped 1,000 total cases each: Ahuntsic–Cartierville (1,007), Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (1,097), and Montréal-Nord (1,110).

But despite regular increases in the number of COVID-19 cases, the government is moving forward with plans to reopen schools and businesses, citing stabilization in the number of hospitalizations.

Premier Legault announced Monday that elementary schools and daycares will open in mid-May: May 19 for the Montreal metropolitan area, including Laval, and May 11 for elsewhere in the province.

Attendance will be optional, however.

On Tuesday, he is set to outline his plan for the gradual reopening of businesses. Non-essential enterprises have been closed since the end of March.

The Premier has suggested that these plans could differ by region.

"We can see that the situation is very, very much under control in hospitals outside Montreal," he said Monday.

"So, I do not see why we would wait any longer outside Montreal. So, as long as the situation is different in Montreal than in the rest of Quebec, well, automatically, the containment measures may be different."

National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda further explained that the next few days will be critical in determining the deconfinement process in the metropolis.

"The next few days are major," he said, referring to public health officials' evaluation of the progression of the outbreak in the city.

The famous "curve of cases in Montreal," he further explained,  has currently reached "a kind of plateau."

The complete breakdown of cases by borough and municipality as of April 26 is below. 

Ahuntsic–Cartierville    1,007  
Anjou    279  
Baie-D'Urfé    6  
Beaconsfield    25  
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce    1,097  
Côte-Saint-Luc    335  
Dollard-des-Ormeaux    130  
Dorval  77  
Hampstead    37  
Kirkland    27  
Lachine    155  
LaSalle    485  
L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève     54  
Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve    830  
Montréal-Est    14  
Montréal-Nord    1,110  
Montréal-Ouest    9  
Mont-Royal    96  
Outremont    183  
Pierrefonds–Roxboro  155  
Plateau-Mont-Royal  488  
Pointe-Claire    63  
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles    869  
Rosemont–La Petite Patrie    629  
Saint-Laurent    433  
Saint-Léonard    509  
Senneville    < 5  
Sud-Ouest    500  
Verdun    535  
Ville-Marie  322  
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension    871  
Westmount    91  
Case location to be confirmed604  
Total in Montreal12,034

This information comes from Santé Montréal. 

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