The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 2,786 after announcing another 61 deaths on Saturday.
Quebec also announced 836 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 36,986.
Of those cases, 1,835 people are currently in hospital, with 205 of them in intensive care.
A total of 9,268 people are now considered fully recovered.
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While Quebec Premier Francois Legault said recently that younger people are at a “lesser risk,” he noted there is no such thing as zero percent risk. “Maybe it’s close to zero in citizens below 30 but you still have to be prudent and respect the guidelines.”
“It’s not an exact sign but public health says a ‘controlled risk’ is for people who are younger than 70 years old,” he continued. The premier added that people with existing health problems, regardless of age (chronic diseases), should not go back to work.