COVID-19 cases in VSP borough near one thousand

COVID-19 Update for Friday, May 1

Avleen K Mokha

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Illustration of morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Photo: CDC

COVID-19 refers to the disease caused by a new kind of coronavirus. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can affect animals and humans. The family of viruses causes respiratory illnesses.

The new kind of coronavirus was found in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

The global numbers

COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in over two hundred countries across the world. The death toll has crossed 200,000.

As of today there are 3,175,207 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 224,172 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cases in the neighbourhood

909 COVID-19 are confirmed in the Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood, as per Santé Montreal’s update on April 30.

In the Montreal region, there are 13,324 confirmed cases including 1,146 deaths.

The government has confirmed 27,538 cases in the Quebec province.

Main resources

+1 877 644-4545: Government hotline for COVID-19

211: Multilingual social and community helpline

Click here to visit the ACCESS Montreal website for information about COVID-19 in languages other than French.

Languages include English, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Turkish, Portuguese, Russian, and Armenian.