Coronavirus Canada update: Quebec brings Canada’s case count to over 20,000, death toll to over 500

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Coronavirus Canada update: Quebec brings Canada’s case count to over 20,000, death toll to over 500
Coronavirus Canada update: Quebec brings Canada’s case count to over 20,000, death toll to over 500

Quebec health officials have identified 881 people with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. It brings its total count to 10,912 and Canada’s to over 20,000.

There are now 216 fatalities in Quebec after health officials also recorded 41 more victims since Wednesday, bringing Canada’s death toll to over 500.

Premier François Legault said that 99 per cent of Quebecers who have died are at least 60 years old. A third of the victims live in six government-run senior residents.

Among the province’s total cases are 679 people in hospital, including 196 in intensive care. There are 1,112 people who have recovered from the virus. Montreal continues to lead all regions with 5,262 cases of COVID-19. There are six other regions with at least 500, while Montérégie has over 1,000.

As of April 9, Quebec health officials have administered 102,463 negative tests for the virus, while 3,270 people remain under investigation.

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