Today in COVID-19: Quebec confirms near 40,000 cases

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, May 13

Avleen K Mokha

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 250,000.

As of today there are 4,179,479 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 287,525 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The latest in Quebec

Quebec confirms 706 new cases since the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected in the province to 39,931.

The province confirmed 89 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,220.

The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 35, leading to a total of 1,876 for the province.

The number of patients in intensive care stands at 194. That’s a decrease of 8 since yesterday.

Half of Quebec’s cases are due to the virus’s spread in metropolitan regions. Montreal has 20,232 cases as of today.

Key points from today’s provincial press briefing will be posted shortly.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has 1,435 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 89 people have died in the territory because of the disease.

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.