Severe COVID-19 outbreak in St Michel care facility

COVID-19 Update for Thursday, April 16

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 100,000.

As of today there are 1,995,983 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 131,037 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cases in the neighbourhood

429 cases have been confirmed in the Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood, as per Santé Montreal.

Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood has the fifth highest population of number of COVID-19 cases, as per data released by Santé Montreal. There are 33 boroughs or linked cities in the greater Montreal region.

In the Montreal region, there are 7,281 confirmed cases including 332 deaths.

Montreal has 294 long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and seniors’ homes. Outbreaks in 142 CHSLDs have been confirmed.

Image of long term care facility in Saint Michel.
The long-term care facility in Saint Michel is one of five most critical spots for coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks.

The latest news

The province has released more information on outbreaks in CHSLDs. Here is a list of all long-term care facilities in Quebec with COVID-19 outbreaks.

The CHSLD Joseph-François Perrault in Saint-Michel is one of five most affected CHSLDs. This CHSLD has 98 elderly residents confirmed to have COVID-19.

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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