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 200 countries.
The global numbers
As of today, there are 10,021,401 confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
So far, 499,913 people have died across the world due to COVID-19.
The latest in Quebec
Last week, Quebec announced it will stop posting daily updates related to COVID-19 statistics. The province has now reversed the decision — starting today, COVID-19 numbers will again be updated everyday.
As of today, the province has 55,390 confirmed COVID-19 cases. That includes 311 new cases since the update four days ago.
Since Thursday, the province also reported 37 new deaths, bringing Quebec’s death toll to 5,485 since the crisis started.
Currently, 445 people are hospitalized in Quebec due to COVID-19 and 45 people are in intensive care.
Cases in the neighbourhood
Today, public health confirmed a total of 27,270 confirmed cases in Montreal.
Presently, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension ranks fifth among Montreal’s thirty three boroughs for the highest number of COVID-19 cases. So far, the borough has 2,160 confirmed cases.
In the last ten days, the VSP borough has seen one new death due to COVID-19 for a total of 131 deaths.