Quebec's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 1,500

Apr 26 2020, 10:32 am

Quebec’s coronavirus death toll has now surpassed 1,500 after province reported 69 new deaths on Sunday.

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has now reached 1,515.

The province now has 24,107 known cases of coronavirus.

Right now there are 1,518 hospitalized patients, 215 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 5,342 people in Quebec have recovered from their infections.

Quebec continues to be Canada’s hardest hit province in terms of known coronavirus cases and deaths.

On Friday, Premier Francois Legault said the high death toll is in part because of outbreaks at long-term care homes, where elderly residents are especially vulnerable to the virus.

“It’s like setting fire to dry hay,” he said. “Everything goes up in flames very quickly and too easily gets out of control.”