This week in COVID-19: what you need to know

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. Since then, the virus has spread to over 200 countries.

The global numbers

As of today there are 7,553,182 confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). 423,349 people have died due to COVID-19.

The latest in Quebec

As of today, there are 53,824 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province.

Quebec confirmed 158 new cases since yesterday. For the last few days, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec have been falling.

The province confirmed 47 new deaths today, bringing Quebec’s death toll to 5,195 since the crisis started.

Currently, 788 people are hospitalized in Quebec due to COVID-19, a decrease of 52 since yesterday.

The number of patients in intensive care stands at 102.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Montreal has 26,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19. About 8% of these cases come from Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.

Right now, the borough has 2,070 confirmed cases. That’s 78 new cases since last Saturday.

129 people have died in the borough because of the disease. That’s 3 new deaths in this past week.

Main stories of the week

Here is a recap of the main headlines this week: