COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

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COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

Canada NewsWire

QUÉBEC CITY, Oct. 17, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 1,279 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 92,297. Also, 6 new deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, to which are added 8 deaths which have occurred between October 10 and October 15 and 1 death which has occurred at an unknown date. However, the total is at 6,032 due to the withdrawal of 1 death that the investigation has shown not to be attributable to COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations increased by 10 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 517. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 2, for a total of 85. The samples conducted on October 15 amount to 26,627 for a total of 2,778,700.

Summary Data Evolution Table

Date

Confirmed cases

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations in intensive care

Tests performed

October 10

980

13

437

(-7)

72

(-1)

19,161

October 11

1,056

11

457

(+20)

75

(+3)

20,386

October 12

923

10

468

(+11)

85

(+10)

20,959

October 13

844

10 + 1*

*Unknown date

488

(+20)

80

(-5)

24,612

October 14

969

16

493

(+5)

83

(+3)

29,028

October 15

1,055

8

507

(+14)

87

(+4)

26,627

October 16

1,279

6 + 1*
*Unknown date

517

(+10)

85

(-2)

NA

Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown. It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.

A reminder concerning public health instructions
To limit to the utmost the virus' spread, it is important to:

  • frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;
  • use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;
  • respect the measures regarding private gatherings and activities in a public setting according to the alert level in effect in your region;
  • limit your travel as much as possible.

For people aged 10 and over, wearing a face covering is now mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;
  • cough into your elbow;
  • immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;
  • consult one of the self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Cision View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2020/17/c3022.html

Copyright CNW Group 2020

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