The daily toll of the pandemic in the Quebec region continues to present itself as a roller coaster: it recorded, on Friday, 174 new cases of coronavirus 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 has experienced one more, which occurred at CHSLD Limoilou, bringing the cumulative totals to 256 deaths and 6,732 cases since the start of the pandemic.
On the Chaudière-Appalaches side, Friday’s assessment was marked by a certain stability, with 64 new people suffering from COVID-19, and the appearance of new outbreaks.
However, the virus did not kill anybody there in twenty-four hours and one death was even taken off the balance sheet, because an investigation showed that it was ultimately not attributable to COVID-19. The count is therefore 41 deaths in total.
Outbreaks broke out in two new schools (in the territory, there are 14 in this situation) as well as in two other businesses (in all, 23 are affected by the virus).
In particular, we learned that around 20 workers at the Davie shipyard in Lévis contracted COVID-19 in the past few days.
According to TVA Nouvelles, the outbreak would have occurred within the same work team, making it possible to contain the spread.
In addition, for the sake of “transparency”, the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) disclosed that two of its employees in the service between Quebec and Lévis received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, while considering that the risk for customers is minimal.
Note that the facilities have been thoroughly disinfected and that the ferry service is still available.