The coronavirus continues to gain ground in the greater Quebec City region, while on both sides of the river, 270 new positive cases have been added in the last 24 hours.
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Ten days after the transition to the red zone for several sectors, the health situation continues to deteriorate in the Capitale-Nationale.
On Saturday, the day’s assessment on the north shore of the St.Lawrence reported 184 more people having contracted COVID-19 and one additional death. That’s around 40 more cases than those reported the day before, but it’s better than the peak of 265 new cases of infection on Sunday.
The region remains below the 200 new daily cases mark for the fourth day in a row, but remains at comparable levels, if not worse than the “maximum” alert at the start. In six days, 1,125 positive people were added to the region.
With a total of 5,919 people having contracted the disease since the start of the pandemic, the Capitale-Nationale is on the verge of crossing the threshold of 6,000 cumulative cases. Among them, 1,350 people with the coronavirus are still cases considered to be “active”.
For its part, the Chaudière-Appalaches region has crossed the mark of 2,000 cases of coronavirus since the start of the health crisis. In one day, 65 new infections were added, as well as three deaths. For several days, the situation seems to be stabilizing, with around sixty new cases reported daily.