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COVID-19: the milestone of 800 deaths passed in the Capitale-Nationale

The announcement of ten new deaths attributed to COVID-19 tipped the Capitale-Nationale region beyond the threshold of 800 victims of the pandemic on Thursday.

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In this region, a total of 801 people have succumbed to the viral infection since the start of the health crisis.

The last five weeks have been the deadliest in the entire pandemic, with 268 deaths recorded only since December 6, including 59 victims just last week, which was the most fatal of all.

However, the stabilization of the transmission of the coronavirus below the threshold of 150 new daily cases seems to want to continue, while 136 new cases of contamination were announced in the territory on Thursday.

In Chaudière-Appalaches, 112 new cases were declared, as well as 5 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 213.

This region is trying to halt a strong outbreak of coronavirus, propelled by high community transmission, which led to a record 1,032 new infections last week.

As for outbreaks in retirement homes, there are 27 in the Capitale-Nationale and 22 in Chaudière-Appalaches.

They are for the most part relatively stable, with the exception of the outbreak at Château Sainte-Marie, in Beauce, where the situation continues to worsen since 24 new infected residents have been discovered.

In this private establishment, 105 users are currently affected by the disease, or 32% of the clientele. The outbreak has caused two deaths so far.

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