Legault preaches patience in red zones – COVID-19 cases continue to mount

Record Staff


Premier François Legault asked Quebecers to stay vigilant and respect the red zone lockdown measures after the province recorded 1,030 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths.
As the province pushes through a second wave of the novel coronavirus, and positive cases continue to pile up, Legault hopes people will be sympathetic and understanding of the extended measures.
While Quebec’s public health authority reported 25 deaths for a total of 6,214 deaths, there were eight in the last 24 hours, 14 between Oct. 22 and Oct. 27, 1 before October 22 and 2 occurred at an unknown date.
The number of hospitalizations decrease by 17 in the last 24 hours for a total of 509. The number of intensive care unit patients decreased by 11 for a total of 78. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 103,844.
Legault added that the situation remains critical and used France as an example of what can happen when people become complacent. France hit a plateau for a bit, but they are now dealing with more than 20,000 people in hospitals.
In the Estrie region, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS recorded 21 new cases in the region, with seven cases coming out of Haute-Yamaska and four in Des Sources. The regional total sits at 2,620 since the start of the pandemic.
The local health authority also notes that 2,277 people are considered to have recovered from the virus in the Eastern Townships. The Quebec government reports that an additional 804 people have recovered from the disease for a total of 88,442 across the province.

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