The Capitale-Nationale region could move to orange level (alert level) soon, regional public health said on Saturday.
“It's 50-50, I would tell you that there is as much a chance that we will remain on pre-alert as of going to the moderate alert stage,” explains Dr Jacques Girard, acting director of public health at CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale.
After reporting 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest number recorded in the region since the start of the pandemic, the Capitale-Nationale had 60 more infected people on Saturday.
Public health in the Capitale-Nationale has indicated that it will hang over the weekend to analyze the figures for the last seven days before making its recommendations.
“If we feel that it is important to tighten up certain measures, or even to consider additional measures on the territory of the Capitale-Nationale, we will inform our minister and this is how 'a change of level could do,' says Dr Girard.
The Chaudière-Appalaches region also at the pre-alert level (yellow) saw its number of cases increase on Saturday, with 36 new cases reported, against 21 on Friday.