COVID-19 on Wednesday: what you need to know

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, June 10

Avleen K Mokha

Aerial view of Montreal. Photo: Andrew Welch / Unsplash

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 7,145,539 confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO reports 408,025 COVID-19 related deaths worldwide.

The latest in Quebec

Quebec confirms 53,341 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. That’s 156 new cases in the past day.

On Tuesday the province reached the grim milestone of five thousand deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, Quebec confirmed 52 new deaths today, bringing Quebec’s death toll to 5,081 since the crisis started.

In the province, 914 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease of 47 since yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care stands at 117.

Half of Quebec’s cases come from metropolitan regions like the city of Montreal.

As of today, Montreal has 26,351 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In addition, 3,088 people have died in Montreal because of the illness.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has 2,045 confirmed cases as of today. That’s 53 new cases since this Saturday.

Finally, 126 people have died in the borough because of COVID-19. That’s two new deaths since Saturday.

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