With 436 new infections in 24 hours, the Capitale-Nationale region shatters a new record. With 326 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it is by far the region where COVID-19 circulates the most in Quebec.
A new screening record was also broken in the Capitale-Nationale with 5,044 samples taken on Wednesday. The positivity rate peaks at 7.9%.
Public health is asking anyone with the slightest symptom that could resemble those of COVID-19 not to hesitate to take the test.
In all likelihood, the government of Quebec will also announce at 5 p.m. the extension of emergency health measures in the region.
Across Quebec, public health has identified 1,609 new cases. Hospitalizations are also up 23, for a total of 566 people with COVID-19 occupying a bed, including 132 in intensive care.
During this time, the situation hardly improves in Chaudière-Appalaches. There are 179 new cases in the region, the second highest toll since the start of the pandemic.
The region also ranks second in terms of active cases with 219 per 100,000 population.
Faced with this situation, regional public health is appealing to the various employers, responsible for a large number of cases in recent days.
We note that, during epidemiological investigations, there are outbreaks that could be avoided with very simple measures such as wearing the procedural mask in the environment and respecting social distancing., insists the regional director of public health of Chaudière-Appalaches, Dr. Liliana Romero.
There are companies which still today do not inform [leurs employés] do not or do not apply this type of measure
Since April 1, the cities of Quebec, Lévis and Gatineau have been subject to these exceptional measures, which include the curfew at 8 p.m., the closure of schools and all non-essential businesses.
These restrictions were extended a few days later to Beauce, the MRC de Bellechasse and the MRC des Etchemins. They were to end on April 12.
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