A total of 3,131 people have died in Quebec due to COVID-19, authorities reported on Tuesday. There are also now 39,225 cases of COVID-19 that have been identified in the province.
The majority of cases in the province have been in the Montreal area; 19,878 cases have been identified in the region, and 2,003 people have died.
During his daily press briefing, Premier François Legault came out wearing a mask, encouraging everyone to do the same if they were going out in public.
“A great way to greatly reduce the contagion is to wear a mask. We strongly recommend that you do so,” Legault said.
Nova Scotia reports one additional case
The province announced on Tuesday that it had identified one more case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Nova Scotia to 1,020.
While the provincial press release didn’t state it explicitly, the most recent case appears to be linked to the Northwood long-term care home. The facility currently has 157 residents and eight staff with active cases. Three long-term care facilities in the province currently have COVID-19.