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Quebec Surpasses 34k Cases & Reports Over 100 More Deaths For Second Day In A Row

Meanwhile,1,240 cases remain under investigation.
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Quebec Surpasses 34k Cases & Reports Over 100 More Deaths For Second Day In A Row

For the Government of Quebec's daily press conference on May 6, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault replaced Premier François Legault in announcing the province's case current count. Guilbault informed everyone that as of now, there are 34,327 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec. This is a rise in 910 since the previous day.

There are also 1,240 cases that remain under investigation at the moment.

In total, the province has now seen 2,510 deaths related to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, which is an augmentation of 112 since yesterday.

This is the second day in a row that the province announces over 100 deaths in 24 hours.

Guilbault offered her condolences to the families of all these victims.

There are currently 1,840 individuals who remain hospitalized in Quebec, with 213 of them in intensive care.

So far, 8,284 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the province.

In his most recent Facebook post, Premier Legault reminded us that "if we want to continue to move towards a more normal life, we absolutely must continue to follow the guidelines."

"We must continue to keep our distance."

A live video of the press conference from May 6 is available below.

In the public briefing, Geneviève Guilbault spoke out about the reopening of elementary schools and daycares, which is set to happen on May 11 for all of Quebec except those in the Greater Montreal area, which is projected for May 19.

She stressed that daycares will be reopening at 30% of their capacity and elementary schools will only be permitted a maximum of 15 kids per class.

In regards to the educators who are worried about their health upon the reopening of schools, Guilbault said that Public Health authorities have confirmed that "before the age of 70, it is possible to return to work without significant risk."

Santé Québec's most recent Twitter update shows us that over 220,000 people in the province have now tested negative for COVID-19.

Stay tuned for more news.

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