COVID-19: Quebec holds its own, Ontario down

COVID-19: Quebec holds its own, Ontario down
COVID-19: Quebec holds its own, Ontario down

Quebec remained below the threshold of 300 new cases for a sixth consecutive day, Saturday, while its neighbor Ontario recorded nearly 200 fewer infections.

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La Belle Province has counted 228 contaminations and four more deaths, but two were removed from the statistics after an investigation. To date, 371,589 Quebecers have contracted the virus and 11,150 have died of complications.

The cases decreased in Montreal, from 89 to 66 infections in 24 hours, and the improvement is also observable in Montérégie (from 37 to 29 cases), in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (from 21 to 11 cases), in Laval (20 to 15 cases), Estrie (14 to 7 cases) and Bas-Saint-Laurent (11 to 3 cases). Elsewhere, we are talking about stability in Quebec (12 cases) and Outaouais (11 cases).

Fewer and fewer Quebecers are hospitalized (283, -24) or require acute care (64, -3).

Vaccination, which is going well in Quebec, is not unrelated to this improvement in the situation. As of Friday, 92,993 people were inoculated. If we add the vaccines given before June 4 and those received outside Quebec, the overall total now reaches 6,001,080 doses administered.

“The response from Quebecers is exceptional. This is what allows me to tell you that as of yesterday: 6 [millions] doses have been administered since the start of the vaccination operation. Hospitalizations are below the 300 mark. We are moving in the right direction, ”Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé said on Twitter.

Now, according to figures from Quebec, 64% of Quebecers have received a first dose.

In Ontario, the number of cases rose from 914 on Friday to 744 on Saturday. Hospitalizations continued, like in Quebec, their downward trend (625, -62) as well as in intensive care (516, -6).

The spread of the virus in Manitoba has been closely monitored for the past few weeks, with the British variant spreading unceremoniously there. On Saturday, however, cases fell, from 329 to 276 in 24 hours (six were also deleted from the columns of figures after investigation). Of the 276 new contaminations, 159 are located in Winnipeg. This is less than the 203 having touched the Manitoba capital the day before. There was also one death in this western province.

Other provinces updated their data on Saturday: Alberta (293 cases and 3 deaths), Saskatchewan (99 cases and 3 deaths), Nova Scotia (18 cases), New Brunswick (9 cases) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5 cases).

In the evening, Canada had a cumulative toll of 1,391,174 cases (+1672) and 25,712 deaths (+33).

The situation in Canada

Ontario: 535,419 (8,844 deaths)

Quebec: 371,589 cases (11,150 deaths)

Alberta: 228,961 cases (2,246 deaths)

British Columbia: 145,049 cases (1,710 deaths)

Manitoba: 52,531 cases (1,072 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 47,285 cases (546 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 5,651 cases (88 deaths)

New Brunswick: 2,262 cases (44 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,347 cases (6 deaths)

Nunavut: 649 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 206 cases

Northwest Territories: 128 cases

Yukon: 84 cases (2 deaths)

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,391,174 cases (25,712 deaths)

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