Local clinic open tomorrow for free, drop-in COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, May 5

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 200,000.

As of today there are 3,525,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 243,540 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cases in the neighbourhood

1,139 COVID-19 are confirmed in the Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood, as per Santé Montreal’s latest update. This is an increase of 73 cases in the last two days.

69 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed for Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension. That’s 2 new deaths in the last two days.

In the Montreal region, there are 16,991 confirmed cases including 1,488 deaths.

The government has confirmed 31,865 cases in the Quebec province.

Mobile testing clinic open in the borough

Today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday), a testing site is set up at the Rene-Goupil Recreation Centre. Testing is free and accessible to anyone regardless of immigration status or health insurance coverage.

The address is 4121 42nd Street, accessible by 43rd Street.

A mobile testing site is set up at the Rene-Goupil Recreation Centre.
A mobile testing site is set up at the Rene-Goupil Recreation Centre.

Anyone who has symptoms including coughing, fever, sudden loss of taste or smell and trouble breathing and lives in the borough Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension can come get tested.

Eligible residents of the borough include those without the provincial health insurance plan, those without a health insurance card, or those whose cards are expired.

For updates from yesterday’s press briefing on the COVID-19 emergency, click below:

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.

Languages include English, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Turkish, Portuguese, Russian, and Armenian.