COVID-19: eleven new confirmed cases in Quebec

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has jumped in Quebec. According to the most recent data from Santé-Québec, the province has 35 cases, 11 more than the previous day.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has jumped in Quebec.

According to the most recent data from Santé-Québec, the province has 35 cases, 11 more than the previous day.

The first two cases appeared in the Capitale-Nationale regions. Two other new cases have been recorded in Montérégie and Mauricie-Center du Québec. The other cases come from Montreal, the Eastern Townships, the Laurentians.

A first case of a visitor from outside Quebec was also identified.

The origin of a last case has not yet been determined.

On Sunday morning, 1,186 people were awaiting the results of the screening and to date, 1,890 analyzes have been negative.

For comparison, Ontario has almost four times more cases than Quebec. The neighboring province said on Sunday that 137 people were suffering from COVID-19, not counting the five others considered to be cured.

The CHU Sainte-Justine said on Saturday that it had treated a child who tested positive, the first case of coronavirus found in a minor in Quebec. According to the establishment, the child was returning from a trip to Europe. “So this is by no means a case of local transmission of the virus,” read a press release.

UQAM

The University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) follows suit by asking its students who are abroad to return to the country.

“We recommend that you return to Canada as soon as possible, while commercial flights are still available,” said a message posted on the university’s website on Sunday.

On Saturday, the federal government recommended that all Canadian travelers abroad return quickly to the country.

“We are fully aware of the impact of this situation on your educational path. Note that the tuition fees paid to UQAM will be credited to you and that you will be able to keep the mobility grant that was paid to you, “said the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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