Quebec reports 39 new COVID-19 deaths; confirmed cases amount to almost 13,000

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MONTREAL –
There are now 328 people who have died from COVID-19 in Quebec, health officials said Sunday, as the number of confirmed cases in the province has reached 12,846.

That’s 39 more than the 289 deaths reported on Saturday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec increased by 554 compared to 12,292 announced the previous day.

On Sunday, 824 people were treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals, up 46 from the 778 reported on Saturday; among hospitalized patients, 217 are in intensive care, just six more than the 211 reported 24 hours earlier.

On Sunday, 2,250 people were waiting for the results of the COVID-19 tests in Quebec, 250 fewer than the 2,500 reported on Saturday.

The number of people in Quebec who recovered from COVID-19 on Sunday was 1,745, up 182 from the 1,563 recovered reported on Saturday.

The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, and his health officials took leave on Easter Sunday from their daily updates on COVID-19 in Quebec.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services said the latest figures: “Despite the new deaths recorded, the Quebec government is encouraged by the controlled development of the spread of the virus and the number of new hospitalizations and intensive care admissions. care.

“The figures reveal that the efforts of Quebecers are achieving the expected results but, above all, that they must be strictly maintained. “

“No physical indoor or outdoor gathering is allowed at Easter,” the statement added. “The principle applies to everyone, regardless of religion. “

Earlier Sunday, the Quebec coroner’s office announced that it would investigate 31 patient deaths at the Maison Herron seniors’ residence in Dorval, west of the island of Montreal.

At the Legault briefing on Saturday, where he announced the 31 deaths, he reported that five of them were related to COVID-19.

Montreal remains the epicenter of COVID-19 in Quebec, with 6,088 cases confirmed on Saturday; you can see a map breaking down COVID-19 in all regions of Quebec here.

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