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

COVID-19 Update for Saturday, May 9

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed COVID-19 cases in over two hundred countries. The death toll has crossed 250,000.

As of today there are 3,862,676 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 265,961 deaths, reported to the WHO.

Cases in the neighbourhood

Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood has 1,333 COVID-19 cases, as per Santé Montreal’s latest update. That’s 286 new cases in the the last week, since last Saturday, May 2.

76 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed for Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension. That’s 10 new deaths in the last week, since last Saturday, May 2.

Looking beyond the neighbourhood, the Montreal region has 18,435 cases, and 1,727 deaths are confirmed.

Last, there are 36,986 COVID-19 cases in the Quebec province.

Main stories of the week

Click on the titles or pictures to see this week’s main COVID-19 stories:

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.