More than 5,000 new cases over the last three days

Record Staff
More than 5,000 new cases over the last three days

With a record high, one-day total of 2,031 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday, this past weekend saw 5,067 additions to the list of 151,599 people in Quebec who have been infected with the virus since this past spring. Sunday’s count, although lower at 1,691, was still higher than any other day so far. The number of deaths recorded over Friday, Saturday and Sunday was 74, and the number of hospitalizations increased by 41 over the weekend. As of Sunday’s report, the number of people in intensive care in the province had increased to 102.
In the Estrie region the total increased by 351 over the weekend to 5,312, and the number of deaths climbed to 73. As of Sunday morning there were 28 people hospitalized in the region for COVID-19, five of whom were in intensive care.
While the majority of outbreaks under observation remain under control, several new sites and cases were added to the list over the weekend.
On Sunday, the long term care section of the Centre multiservices de santé et de services sociaux d’East Angus was added to the list of facilities under “outbreak watch,” while ongoing outbreaks at the Villa-Bonheur,  Argyll pavilion, and Pavillon du Parc residence all saw significantly more cases (12, 12, and 38 respectively, all spread between staff and residents.)
On Friday cases previously reported at Alexander Galt Regional High School were classified as an outbreak after Public Health established evidence of community spread within the school.

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