COVID-19 Update for Saturday, May 2
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 3,272,202 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 230,104 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Cases in the neighbourhood
1,047 COVID-19 are confirmed in the Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension neighbourhood, as per Santé Montreal’s update on April 30. This is an increase of 138 cases since yesterday.
The city is now publishing deaths by neighbourhood. In Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension, 66 people have died due to COVID-19.
In the Montreal region, there are 14,599 confirmed cases including 1,312 deaths.
The government has confirmed 29,656 cases in the Quebec province.
Testing clinic opening in Saint-Michel
Friday, CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île announced two testing clinics will open in the Saint-Michel and Rivière-des-Prairies neighbourhoods. In the coming days, anyone in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
Anyone who has symptoms including coughing, fever, sudden loss of taste or smell and trouble breathing and lives in the boroughs of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension can book at an appointment.
We will update you about accessing the clinic as information becomes available.
+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.