The balance sheet is improving in Québec except to the Jeffery Hale where the spread of the virus continues with 125 infected people and a death toll that rises to 20 dead.
The regional director of public health of the CIUSSS of the National Capital, Dr. François Desbiens, on Friday confirmed two new deaths for a total of 37 deaths to date in the territory.
At Jeffery Hale, by far the worst place in the region, the other four users and seven more employees have been infected across all sectors. A death also adds to the long list. Last week, eight people lost their lives in this institution of the district of Saint-Sacrement.
Also, the CHSLD Paul-Triquet, no new cases have been confirmed, but a person is deceased.
Some 24 new positive cases have been confirmed on the territory of the Capitale-Nationale region, bringing the total to 682 persons infected.
In the designated hospitals of the region, the situation is stable and encouraging. Currently, there are 19 hospitalizations, including five in intensive care.
The areas of Portneuf, Côte-de-Beaupré, Île d’orléans and Charlevoix, are very little affected, with only a handful of cases.
The National Capital account for about 3% of the total number of positive cases across the province, and less than 3 % of the number of dead. According to the authorities, the spread of the virus is now lower in Quebec city and the surrounding area.
“Thank you to all those who have raised their hand and come lend us a hand “, stressed the director of human resources and communications, France Goudreault.
On the other side of the river, in Chaudière-Appalaches, the situation of the COVID-19 is very stable for several days already.
Six new positive cases have increased the balance sheet total of 355 people infected. Nine people are hospitalized and the total of seven deaths remains unchanged for several days.
Even adding the balance of the Chaudière-Appalaches than in the National Capital, the number of dead amounted to 3,2% of the total in the province. More than 76 % of the deaths are found in Montreal and Laval.
The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord have been little affected, the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie. The regions of the Outaouais and Abitibi are also very little affected by the pandemic.