By Gordon Lambie
The Province of Quebec reported 643 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, then 640 on Saturday, followed by 499 on Sunday, bringing the total number of people infected to 419,962. There were 5,851 active cases across the province as of Friday.
There were 12 new deaths linked to the virus reported over the weekend, six on Friday, five on Saturday and one on Sunday, for a total of 11,383 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As of Sunday’s report there were 292 hospitalizations for Covid across Quebec, down from the 311 reported last Thursday. The number of people in Intensive Care, however, increased to 88.
In the Eastern Townships there were 264 active cases in the end of week report after 117 new cases were added between Tuesday and Friday. Of that total, 79 cases were in the Haute-Yamaska region, 70 were in Sherbrooke, 39 were in Des Sources, 22 were in Memphrémagog, 20 were in Granit, 16 were in the Pommeraie, nine were in the Val-Saint-François, five were in the Coaticook area, three were in the Haut-Saint-François, and one was not linked to a particular area in the region.
As of Friday there were 11 people in local hospitals due to Covid, three of whom were in intensive care.