Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

  • Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths

A study of recent blood donors suggests three times as many Quebecers could have been infected with the novel coronavirus than is reflected in the official numbers. "Germain stated while it is reassuring that the" vast bulk" of individuals infected with COVID-19 endure,"we cannot forget there's still a considerable quantity of passing.

Blood samples from those living in Montreal and Laval, where the majority of Quebec's confirmed cases have been detected, were most likely to show signs of COVID-19, at 3.05 per cent. "And that means there are many people in the population who are susceptible to being infected".

There are now 169 people being treated for COVID-19 in the province's hospitals, down three from the previous day.

According to a statement, the study therefore "extrapolated that about 124,880 people in the age group in question contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic".

The Quebec government reported some 37,000 cases for the 20 to 69 age group in the same period.

A new study released by Héma-Québec and the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) reveals the true extent of coronavirus infections in Quebec.

The key to managing the pandemic, De Serres said, is to know how many people infected with COVID-19 are symptomatic.

Quebec reported it had completed analyses of 10,325 COVID-19 tests on Sunday, down 4,107 from the previous day.

The study was conducted by analyzing blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies, which help the body fight off the disease. The bureau recently analyzed the plasma contributions of 15 individuals who recuperated in COVID-19 and reasoned the concentration of carcinogens created to combat the virus diminished over time.

"In an ideal world, we always try to respond to people in 24 hours to give them their test results, whether they're positive or negative", said Eric Forest, a spokesperson for CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'île-de-Montréal.

Considering what scientists understand about coronaviruses and that which studies now understand concerning COVID-19, he explained,"I would be very, very surprised when we detect all of a sudden, at several decades, that many of individuals have a chronic illness or reactivation".