COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

QUÉBEC CITY, July 8, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The latest data of the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec reveal 82 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected to 56,079. During the same period, 6 new deaths were recorded, to which are added 7 deaths that occurred before June 30, for a total of 5,603. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 16, for an overall total of 331. Among these, 27 patients are in intensive care, an increase of 1. On July 6, 7,576 tests were performed, for a cumulative total of 921,440.

Summary Data Evolution Table

Date

New
confirmed
cases

New
deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations in
intensive care

Tests
performed

July 2

69

8

411

(-11)

32

(-1)

7,615

July 3

89

7

392

(-19)

31

(-1)

7,761

July 4

102

3

375

(-17)

27

(-4)

6,105

July 5

79

1

371

(-4)

26

(-1)

5,446

July 6

74

3

377

(+6)

25

(-1)

7,576

July 7

60

9

347

(-30)

26

(+1)

NA

July 8

82

6

331

(-16)

27

(+1)

NA

Please note that the data in the table was captured at 4 p.m. the day before the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours, except for testing data, which is subject to a 48-hour availability delay and corresponds to tests made on the actual date shown.

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 anyone over the age of 16, remember that the physical distance of 2 meters is the general rule to respect. When it is not possible to do so, such as in public transit, wearing a face covering is highly recommended and will become mandatory as of July 13, 2020 for any individual over the age of 12;
  • 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.

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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