On high alert for a third week, the curve of coronavirus infections does not follow the trend hoped for in the Quebec City region, which on Sunday rose above the bar of 200 new daily cases.
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412 new cases of COVID-19 were added in the Capitale-Nationale region during the weekend, including 227 reported on Sunday alone. Over a twenty-four hour period, this is the highest increase since October 4 and the second largest since the start of the pandemic.
Since a low of 93 new cases on Wednesday, the number of new cases has only increased daily. At the same time, the milestone of 7,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic has been crossed.
The Capitale-Nationale also recorded two new deaths. The cumulative toll since the start of the health crisis is therefore 258 deaths and 7,144 cases.
In Chaudière-Appalaches, the situation is still stable, without improving. As of Sunday, the region has 75 new cases in its territory and one new death, bringing the cumulative toll of the health crisis to 44 dead and 2,587 people infected.
For seven days, the daily balance sheet has hovered around the 70 new cases in this region.