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COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

·3-min read

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 297 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 66,653. No new death has occurred in the last 24 hours, but 1 death which occurred at an unknown date is added, for a total of 5,792. The number of hospitalizations remains stable compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 136. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 1, for a total of 30. The samples conducted on September 16 amount to 29,726 for a total of 2,009,253.

Summary Data Evolution Table

Date

Confirmed cases

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations in intensive care

Tests performed

September 11

269

0

125

(+2)

16

(+4)

21,132

September 12

310

2

124

(-1)

19

(+3)

20,639

September 13

372

3

124

19

21,500

September 14

382

2

133

(+9)

23

(+4)

22,568

September 15

303

2

130

(-3)

26

(+3)

24,112

September 16

251

2

136

(+6)

29

(+3)

29 726

September 17

297

0 + 1*

*Unknown date

136

30

(+1)

NA

Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown. It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column of deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.

A reminder concerning public health instructions

To limit to the utmost the virus' spread, it is important to:

  • frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;

  • use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;

  • for any gathering in a private outdoor or indoor place, respect the maximum of 10 people. It is strongly recommended that these people come from a maximum of 3 different households.

  • limit your travel as much as possible.

For people aged 10 and over, wearing a face covering is now mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;

  • cough into your elbow;

  • immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;

  • consult one of the self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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