Over 150 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Quebec with 7 New Deaths.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 14 million people, claiming more than 607,232 lives across the world.
Saturday, Quebec public health authorities reported that 158 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The new cases bring the total number in the province since the start of the pandemic to 57,300.Authorities also announced that two more people have died due to the virus in the past 24 hours, and five deaths were recorded before July 10. The total number of deaths in the province is now 5,654.
As of Saturday, Quebec reported that 50,027 people have recovered from the virus, which is 88 more than a day ago. Health authorities announced they are now using a new system for calculating the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 — a decision which immediately sent the province’s, and Canada’s, recovery numbers skyrocketing Friday. The number hospitalizations dropped again Saturday with 12 fewer patients receiving treatment in the province’s hospitals for a total of 248. Of those, 15 patients are in the intensive care ward, a decrease of one from Friday.
Quebec’s move to make mask-wearing obligatory in all indoor public places as of Saturday was met with a protest march and with small business owners calling on the government to shift enforcement off their shoulders, CTV News reported.
New study on face coverings shows the risk of infection to the wearer is reduced by 65 percent, said Dean Blumberg, Chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis children’s hospital.
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Over 150 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Quebec with 7 New Deaths
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