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, Nov. 21, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 1,189 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 130,888. The data also report 32 new deaths, for a total of 6,806. Among these 32 deaths, 5 have occurred in the last 24 hours, 21 have occurred between November 14 and November 19, 4 have occurred before November 14 and 2 have occurred at an unknown date. The number of hospitalizations increased by 22 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 646. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 3, for a total of 99. The samples conducted on November 19 amount to 31,099 for a total of 3,652,166.

Summary Data Evolution Table1

Date

Confirmed
cases

Deaths2

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations
in intensive
care

Tests
performed

November 14

1,211

23

587 (+4)

89 (+7)

23,217

November 15

1,218

18

591 (+4)

87 (-2)

20,540

November 16

982

20

638 (+47)

100 (+13)

25,165

Novembre 17

1,179

24

652 (+14)

100

31,935

November 18

1,207

33

651 (-1)

101 (+1)

34,703

November 19

1,259

23

624 (-27)

96 (-5)

31,099

November 20

1,189

5

646 (+22)

99 (+3)

NA

1 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.
2 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/November2020/21/c6415.html

Copyright CNW Group 2020

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