Park Ex borough has 1,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Update for Friday, May 15

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 first found in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

The global numbers

As of today there are 4,347,935 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 297,241 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The latest in Quebec

Quebec confirms 696 new cases since the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected in the province to 41,420.

For the first time since mid-April, Quebec noted the lowest daily increase in the number of deaths. The province confirmed 50 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,401 since the crisis started.

The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 13, leading to a total of 1,822 for the province. The number of patients in intensive care stands at 191.

Half of Quebec’s cases are due to the virus’s spread in metropolitan regions. Montreal has 21,038 confirmed cases as of today.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of today.

91 people have died in the territory because of the disease. That’s 2 new deaths in the neighbourhood since Wednesday.

Free COVID-19 clinic in Park Extension

A mobile testing clinic will be set up next week at Parc metro station, on Hutchison street. The clinic is set up in a city bus that travels to priority regions.

The clinic will accept residents who:

  • Are presenting flu-like symptoms
  • Are not presenting symptoms, but have been in contact with someone who is confirmed positive for COVID-19

Testing is free and accessible to anyone regardless of immigration status or health insurance coverage. Park Extension residents without the provincial health insurance plan are eligible, as are residents without health insurance or with expired insurance cards.

The clinic will be set up by the Parc metro station (on Hutchison street). The clinic will be open Tuesday May 19, Wednesday May 20, and Thursday 21 May.

No appointment is needed. The clinic can do a maximum of 200 tests per day.

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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.

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