The daily toll of the pandemic in the Quebec region continues to present itself as a roller coaster, it which recorded 174 new cases of coronavirus on Friday in twenty-four hours, a peak this week.
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The day before, the picture was different with a low of 93 new cases, the lowest increase in three weeks.
In terms of deaths, the Capitale-Nationale recorded just one more, bringing the cumulative totals to 256 deaths and 6,732 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Chaudière-Appalaches has maintained the same infection levels for a few days. On Friday, 64 new positive people were added to the toll, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the crisis to 2,434.
The coronavirus did not kill anybody in twenty-four hours and one death was even taken out of the cumulative toll, because an investigation showed that it was ultimately not attributable to COVID-19. The count is therefore 41 deaths in all.
The region hosts 45 people hospitalized in connection with the coronavirus, including 11 in intensive care (an increase of 1).
At Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, which has been the subject of an outbreak for two weeks, four users and one more worker contracted the infection; there are a total of 39 active cases in patients and 33 active cases in workers, as well as two deaths.
The outbreak at Saint-Georges hospital also seems difficult to contain as a tenth user and four additional workers have received a positive diagnosis, for a total of 10 active cases among employees. Here too, we deplore two cumulative deaths.
The situation remains stable in seniors’ settings, apart from a new case at the New Age Hôtellerie in Thetford Mines and another at the Center de réadaptation en deficiency physique (transitional functional rehabilitation unit in Lévis).