Quebec surpasses 300 daily COVID-19 cases

Record staff

In a press briefing Wednesday, Quebec Premier Francois Legault told reporters private gatherings are the main source of COVID-19 transmission in the province.
Quebec reported 303 new infections and three deaths in the last day due to the novel coronavirus bringing the total in the province to 65,587 infections and 5,788 deaths.
Hospitalizations went down by three to 130 and intensive care patients increased by three to 26.
In the Estrie region 23 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed bringing the local total to 1,493.
Of those, 15 were in the Sherbrooke area.
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS reported two new cases at the Lambton CHSLD bringing the total there to 32 infections (13 employees, 19 residents). Two residents have died.
Three new outbreaks were put under watch by the health authority.
Five cases were confirmed at the Tradelco factory in Granby, and two other sites, Le Chat Noir in Sherbrooke and Champlain Regional College in Lennoxville, were added to the outbreak list with under five confirmed infections at each location.
According to Champlain campus director Nancy Beattie, safety measures are in place and working well.
“Things have gone remarkably smoothly,” Beatty said, explaining that public health helped identify and members of the school community at risk, and they are in isolation being tested.
The rest of the school can resume regular activities, she said.

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