COVID-19: drop in cases in the greater Quebec City area

COVID-19: drop in cases in the greater Quebec City area

For a second consecutive day, the number of new people infected in the Capitale-Nationale and in Chaudière-Appalaches is lower than the day before.

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In Quebec, health authorities have identified 155 new patients, while 66 more have been recorded on the other side of the river. The total number of cases since the pandemic in these two regions is now 14,560 and 6,627 respectively.

Although in both regions the number of new infected people seems to be decreasing since last weekend, we must remain cautious. This situation could be attributable to the decrease in the number of tests carried out during the weekend, as has been the case on several occasions in recent months.

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In addition, four other deaths linked to COVID-19 are to be deplored in Quebec, the day after a heavy toll of 13 deaths announced by the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. The virus has now claimed 543 victims in the territory.

In Chaudière-Appalaches, only one more person lost their fight against COVID-19, bringing the total to 152.

Always stable

After facing a radical increase in cases in recent weeks, even establishing itself as the peak of the pandemic in Quebec at one point, Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean has remained stable for several days.

This time around, 71 new cases have been reported by regional public health, for a total of 6,440 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

Unfortunately, three additional deaths have also been recorded, for a total of 177 since March.


Across Quebec, the results show 1,741 new infections and 39 deaths. The number of hospitalizations has climbed from 69 in the last 24 hours, to a total of 959. Three of them are in intensive care, adding to the 122 others who were already there.

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