There are now 297 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, 12 of which are considered active. The death toll in the province remains unchanged at seven.
Quebec death toll rises to 4,713
Quebec is preparing for its second wave of infections, as Premier Legault announced today that the province is seeking to hire 10,000 orderlies for its long-term care facilities.
A total of 51,593 infections have happened in Quebec, including 4,661 deaths due to COVID-19. There were 239 new infections announced on Tuesday, as well as 52 more deaths. 73.5 per cent of the deaths in the province are people who are over the age of 79. The rate of infection in long-term care facilities remains a key concern.
Legault said during a press conference on Tuesday that anyone interested in signing up to become an orderly can enrol in the three-month program, and will receive a starting salary of $49,000.
“This operation is crucial to prepare ourselves for a possible second wave,” he said.