Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports 112 more fatalities

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Over 20,000 COVID-19 recoveries in Manitoba
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Over 20,000 COVID-19 recoveries in Manitoba

Health officials in Quebec recorded an additional 112 fatalities, raising the province’s death toll to 2,510.

It makes Quebec the first province in Canada to reach the 2,500-fatality mark.

Those fatalities are among the province’s 34,327 total cases after 910 new patients were identified. There are 8,284 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 361 since Tuesday.

Of the province’s 1.840 hospitalizations (up by 19) there are 213 in intensive care (a decrease of five).

Montreal’s COVID-19 epidemic continues with 17,442 cases and 1,562 fatalities. There are six regions in Quebec with at least 1,000 cases, while four of them have at least 100 deaths.

As of its last update, Quebec has performed 220,604 negative tests for COVID-19 to go along with its positive diagnoses.

Deputy Premier: No significant risk for those under 70 going back to work

As schools get ready to start reopening around Quebec, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault said that teachers under the age of 70 shouldn’t worry too much.

“Public health authorities tell us that before the age of 70, it is possible to return to work without significant risk … All Quebec employees should take this into account,” said Guilbault, while noting that there’s still the condition that people will need to follow proper hygiene and social distancing procedures.

Daycares and elementary institutions around the province will start to reopen on May 11, with the exception of those in Montreal, which will start May 19. High schools and colleges will remain closed.

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