COVID-19 Update for Sunday, July 4
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 first found in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to over two hundred countries.
The global numbers
As of today, there are 10,922,324 confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
So far, 523,011 people have died across the world due to COVID-19.
The latest in Quebec
As of today, the province has 55,784 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In the last day, Quebec confirmed 102 new cases, which is the highest daily increase since June 19. The majority of these new cases come from Montérégie and Laurentians, regions outside the city of Montreal.
The province also reported 3 new deaths today, which brings Quebec’s death toll to 5,566 since the crisis started.
Currently, 375 people are hospitalized in the province because of COVID-19 and 27 people are in intensive care.
Cases in the neighbourhood
In the last day, Montreal confirmed 24 new cases. The city has had a total of 27,349 cases since the COVID-19 emergency was declared.
Closer home, the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension has 2,169 confirmed cases.
Currently, the borough ranks fifth among Montreal’s thirty three boroughs for the highest number of COVID-19 cases.
However, VSP had no new confirmed deaths linked to coronavirus in the last week — a first since the pandemic began. Since March, 131 borough residents have died because of COVID-19.