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Quebec Now Has Over 10k Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

There have now been 175 deaths in the province due to the coronavirus.
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Quebec Now Has Over 10k Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

During the government's daily public briefing about the coronavirus situation in Quebec, Legault reminded everyone that visiting seniors continues to be banned, for everyone's safety. As of April 8, the official number of cases of COVID-19 in Quebec has now reached 10,031. There have been 25 newly confirmed deaths in the last 24 hours, making the total 175 deaths in the province caused by the virus, to which Legault offered his condolences.

During this public briefing, the Premier reminded us that it is the elderly population that remains the most vulnerable in this pandemic, which is why all visits to senior homes remain banned.

89% of the deaths in the province due to the novel coronavirus have been of people over the age of 70.

On April 7, the Government of Quebec released its scenarios for the COVID-19 outbreak in the province and reminded all Quebecers that the month of April will be a critical one.

In good news, over the past 24 hours, Legault has reassured everyone that both the tooth fairy and Easter bunny are on the list of essential services, and are both immune to the virus. So, children can rest assured that these two important figures will be doing business as usual.

You can watch a live video of the Government of Quebec's conference on April 8 below.

Legault said it is the government's main priority to continue to protect the vulnerable in this situation — referring to Quebec's senior population.

You can see Santé Québec's most recent update on its Twitter account below.

99,239 people in Quebec have tested negative for the virus.

Of Quebec's now 10,031 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4,775 are within the region of Montreal. Thus, the city remains the epicentre of the virus in the province.

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The Quebec region with the next highest number of confirmed cases is Montérégie, with a total of 1,034 COVID-19 cases.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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