COVID-19 on Wednesday: what you need to know

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, June 3

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 6,287,771 confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO reports 379,941 COVID-19 related deaths worldwide.

The latest in Quebec

Quebec confirms 51,884 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. That’s 291 new cases in the past day.

The province confirmed 59 new deaths today, bringing Quebec’s death toll to 4,794 since the crisis started.

In the province, 1,141 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease of 34 since yesterday. The number of patients in intensive care stands at 158.

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

As of today, Montreal has 25,788 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, 2,982 people have died in Montreal because of the illness.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has 1,952 confirmed cases as of today. That’s 70 new cases since this Saturday.

Finally, 124 people have died in the borough because of COVID-19.

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