COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 156 new cases. Also, no death has occurred in the last 24 hours, but 2 deaths which occurred before August 22 and 3 deaths from an unknown date are added, for a total of 5,755 deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained the same as the previous day, with a total of 117. Among these, the number of patients in intensive care remained stable, for a total of 17. The samples conducted on August 27 amount to 16,912, for a total of 1,639,181.

As mentioned yesterday, regarding the situation of contamination of samples in a laboratory, the reassessment made it possible to target a total of 78 confirmed cases of COVID-19, for which the result should have been negative. The operation to withdraw these cases has been completed in the present daily report, more specifically by adjusting the report of August 25, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 62,232.

Summary Data Evolution Table

Date

Confirmed
cases

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations
in intensive
care

Tests
performed

August 22

74

0+1*

*Date unknown

117

(-7)

14

(-2)

11,372

August 23

68

3

115

(-2)

12

(-2)

9,231

August 24

62

2

118

(+3)

12

11,440

August 25

64 (142)

0

110

(-8)

12

16,020

August 26

111

1

115

(+5)

15

(+3)

15,711

August 27

98

0

117

(+2)

17

(+2)

16,912

August 28

156

0+3*

*Date unknown

117

17

NA

Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown. It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column of deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.

A reminder concerning public health instructions
To limit to the utmost the virus' spread, it is important to:

  • frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;
  • use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;
  • for any gathering in a private outdoor or indoor place, respect the maximum of 10 people. It is strongly recommended that these people come from a maximum of 3 different households.
  • limit your travel as much as possible.

For people aged 10 and over, wearing a face covering is now mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;
  • cough into your elbow;
  • immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;
  • consult the Self-care Guide or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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