Day camps to reopen June 22

By Matthew McCully

The Public Health Department has given the green light for day camps in Quebec to open on June 22 with safety measures in place including smaller groups and social distancing.
During his daily briefing, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said the news brings with it a big recruitment push for counsellors and supervisors to be ready when the camps open.
Legault said the latest statistics regarding COVID-19 are on a downward trend and encouraging, in order to prevent a spike in infections the premier recommended wearing a mask when out in public, especially on public transit.
Quebec has 45,495 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 720 from the day before. Of those, 921 are in the Estrie region, which saw its largest daily increase (10 cases) since the end of April.
There were 82 new deaths recorded in the last day bringing the total in the province to 3,800 deaths. Legault pointed out that 25 of the 82 recorded deaths happened more than five days ago and not in the last 24 hours. He added that there are 13,300 confirmed recoveries in the province.
There are 1,504 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, down 41 from the day before. Legault said over the past week the number of hospitalizations decreased by 144. The number of patients in intensive care is 176, a decrease of 7 in the last day and 14 over the past week.

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