Quebec Now Has Over 24k COVID-19 Cases, Plus 2,810 Still Under Investigation
The Government of Quebec has taken the weekend off from holding their daily press conferences, but the updates about the number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec continue to be published. As of Saturday, April 25, the province had 23,267 reported cases. And now, on April 26, there are 24,107 confirmed infections in Quebec.
Thus, in the past 24 hours, the province has seen a rise in 840 reported COVID-19 cases.
Based on the data released on April 26, there have now been 1,515 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in Quebec.
Currently, 1,518 individuals remain hospitalized for the virus, while 2,810 people continue to be under investigation for potentially having the virus.
In good news, 5,342 people in Quebec have recovered from COVID-19 thus far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Montreal has been the epicentre for the virus in Quebec.
As of now, the region of Montreal has a total of 11,621 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
During his public briefing on April 22, Premier François Legault stated the COVID-19 situation in Quebec is "relatively stable" outside of the islands of Montreal and Laval.
You can see the case count for every Quebec region in the table below.
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After Montreal, Montérégie, Laval, and Lanaudière are the Quebec regions with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.
As of 11 a.m. on April 26, Canada had a total of 45,778 confirmed infections in the country (this number does not include Quebec's updated case count).
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As you can see from the visual above, Quebec remains the province with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Canada.
If you’d more about the novel coronavirus situation in the country, you can visit the federal government’s website here.
If you're a student in Canada, know that the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will allow you to receive $1,250 per month from the government between May and August 2020.
This benefit is available for cégep students as well.
The Canadian government will also be introducing the Canada Student Service Grant, which is set to provide students who choose to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 this summer a grant of $1000 to $5000.