Quebec confirms 82 more coronavirus deaths as cases near 45,500

May 21 2020, 5:49 pm

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 3,800, after announcing 82 more deaths since Wednesday afternoon.

As part of the Province’s daily briefings, Quebec Premier François Legault updated the Quebec’s numbers, confirming 45,495 known cases and 1,504 hospitalizations, 176 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 312,247 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec.

Legault said 25 out of the newly announced 82 coronavirus-related deaths took place five days ago, citing that “these deaths are not from the past day.”

“It is important to remind everyone that among the 45,000+ cases, 13,200 people have recovered,” he continued.

The premier said the number of people in hospitals is “slowly going down” and it’s “encouraging to see” because the province’s main objective is to flatten the curve. “Seeing the number of occupied beds decrease is good news,” he added.

After updating daily numbers, Legault said he’s received a lot of emails from parents concerning summer camps throughout the province and announced Quebec summer camps have been given the green light to open as on June 22.

Specific measures are being imposed, according to Legault, which will focus kids into smaller groups and physical distancing guidelines will be respected for all children. Legault made an appeal to staff, hoping to get teenagers and young adults to work as camp monitors throughout the summer.

The premier concluded his meeting by telling Quebecers it’s “time to show we can work as a team. If we do, we will beat this virus.”

Canada’s coronavirus death toll now totals 6,063.

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