Quebec's COVID-19 Case Count Exceeds 37k, With 1,980 Cases Still Under Investigation
Although no press conference was held this Sunday, the Government of Quebec still released an update about the current coronavirus situation in the province. As of May 10, there are now 37,721 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec. This is an augmentation of 735 cases in the past 24 hours.
Quebec's death toll has now reached 2,928, with 142 newly reported deaths.
In better news, there have been 9,526 individuals who have recovered in the province since the beginning of the pandemic.
There remain 1,980 under investigation at the moment, with 1,831 people who are currently hospitalized due to the virus.
As today is Mother's Day, Premier François Legault shared a touching message to all the mothers of the province.
He noted how difficult it is to not be with his mom on this day. "But, for now, we have to protect our older mothers to keep them with us for a long time to come," Legault wrote.
Here is a breakdown of the case count in each Quebec region as of May 10.
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With Montreal remaining the epicentre for this virus, the Institut national de santé publique Québec (INSPQ) released a report with predictions for what will happen if the Greater Montreal starts to proceed with deconfinement.
The main takeaway from the study was that "deconfinement could lead to a rapid increase in cases and deaths" in the area.
As it regards to the situation across the entire country, Quebec remains the Canadian province with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, Ontario being the second.
Note that the graph above does not include Quebec’s newly reported cases from May 10 at 1 p.m.
At this time, Canada's total COVID-19 case count is 67,996.
When postponing the gradual reopening of retail stores, daycares, and elementary schools in Greater Montreal until May 25, Legault said this would provide extra time for testing.
The Premier also reassured everyone that Quebec remains one of the places that test the most for COVID-19 in the entire world.