Despite the containment measures, transmission of the coronavirus remains high in the Capitale-Nationale region, where there were 185 new cases of infection in 24 hours, Saturday.
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It’s a new peak this week, although the picture is lower than the all-time high of 265 new confirmed cases that was crossed a dozen days ago.
Since the start of the crisis, the number of people infected with COVID-19 has therefore increased to 6,917, of which 1,219 are still considered to be “active” carriers of the infection.
On a more positive note, there are no new deaths; the cumulative death toll remains unchanged, still standing at 256.
Portneuf and Charlevoix
All things considered, it is in Portneuf and Charlevoix, regions which have also fallen into the red zone in the last few days, where the incidence of the virus is the highest in the territory.
In the Portneuf region, there are 147 active cases of coronavirus, or 268 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the Charlevoix region, there are 47 active cases, or 167 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, indicate the statistics from the National Institute of Public Health.
By way of comparison, the rate is 161 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants across the Capitale-Nationale, a higher index than in Montreal, where it is 113 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Two deaths in Chaudière-Appalaches
For its part, the health region of Chaudière-Appalaches reported 78 new cases of infection, as well as two new deaths, on Saturday.
The incidence of the virus is highest in the Thetford Mines region, while it is lowest in the Montmagny-L’Islet and Etchemins sectors.