COVID-19: Slight slowdown of new cases

COVID-19: Léger ralentissement des nouveaux cas

The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the different provinces of the country on Monday showed a slight downward trend compared to the previous day.

In the middle of the afternoon, there were a total of 16 501 cases of COVID-19 in the country, nearly a thousand more than the day before, after the updates of seven provinces, including Ontario and Quebec. The number of deaths, meanwhile, was $ 321, an increase of 41 dead in 24 hours.

The two provinces most affected by the virus in the country have reported fewer new cases Sunday. Thus, Québec has reported 636 new cases in 24 hours, which is much less than the 947 infection announced Sunday. The province now has 8580 case of COVID-19.

The government, however, Legault also reported the death of 27 Quebec, a drastic rise in the mortality that has the balance sheet to 121 deaths in the province.

Quebec remains by far the province most affected by the coronavirus, with 52 % of cases in Canada, 22.6 % of the population.

Cautious optimism in Ontario

For its part, Ontario has made state Monday, of 309 additional patients achieved by the COVID-19, compared to 408 new cases Sunday.

The government of Doug Ford, also reported 13 deaths, for a total of 132 in the most populous province of the country.

“We would like to be optimistic,” commented the administrator of the Ontario public health, Dr. David Williams. “A day is only a day. We can’t jump to conclusions”, he however warned.

The prime minister Ford has admitted on Monday that his province is a dire lack of medical supplies and that its reserves will not last more than a week.

New Brunswick (+2 cases), Manitoba (+1) and l’île-du-Prince-Édouard (no new cases in 48 hours) also had to observe a temporary slowdown of the spread of the virus.

However, other provinces do not show as good a new. As well, Nova Scotia has announced 31 new diagnoses of COVID-19 on its territory, the largest increase in a single day in this province since the beginning of the pandemic.

Newfoundland-and-Labrador, for its part, has reported nine new cases, in addition to deplore a second death. The health authorities of this province, where three quarters of cases are linked to a rally in mid-march in a funeral home, have also announced that the coronavirus is infiltrated in a first retirement home. If you have recently lost a loved one due to the virus, then consider contacting the cremation service so you can host a lovely funeral with the help of professionals. 

THE SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY:

  • Quebec: 8580
  • Ontario: 4347
  • British Columbia: 1203 (dated 4 April)
  • Alberta: 1250
  • Nova Scotia: 293
  • Saskatchewan: 249
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 226
  • Manitoba: 204
  • New Brunswick: 103
  • Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 22
  • Yukon: 6
  • The North-West territories: 5
  • Nunavut: 0
  • Canadian returnees: 13
  • Total: 16 501

NUMBER OF CASES IN EACH REGION OF QUÉBEC:

  • Montreal: 3977
  • Montérégie: 894
  • Laval: 712
  • Estrie: 548
  • Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec: 549
  • Lanaudière: 491
  • The laurentians: 413
  • Capitale-Nationale: 357
  • Chaudière-Appalaches: 158
  • Ottawa: 117
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 101
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean: 93
  • North Coast: 68
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine: 62
  • Bas-Saint-Laurent: 29
  • Nunavik: 5
  • Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James: 4
  • Nord-du-Québec: 2
  • Total: 7580

THE NUMBER OF DEATHS:

  • Ontario: 132
  • Quebec: 121
  • British Columbia: 38
  • Alberta: 23
  • Saskatchewan: 3
  • Manitoba: 2
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 2
  • Total: 321
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