As he does every day, the Premier of Quebec François Legault, reports on the most recent assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province. As of today there have been 143 more deaths than yesterday a total of 630 in Quebec. Legault, stated that the increase in deaths did not happened within the last 24 hours but it is because of the change of methodology by Quebec public-health authorities. There are 15,857 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 1,018 people are in the hospital, including 209 who are in intensive care.
For the first time since the pandemic a 44-year-old doctor from Montérégie had died due to COVID-19. The information was confirmed on Twitter by the president of the Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec (FMSQ), Dr. Diane Francoeur. Dr Horacio Arruda, did not want to give details on the case but said the doctor in question did not work in a healthcare setting.
After a whole month of confinement, almost everyone asks the same question: when will we leave?
François Legault said that Quebec is working on a “deconfinement plan”; that they will be able to talk about it in the coming days. While the situation is under control in hospitals, Legault said they are going to start with companies; they want to do it in a very gradual way, in an intelligent way, with all the rules of the art that Dr. Arruda gives us.
Legault also was happy with the response of medical specialist’s to the "national emergency" situation in the CHSLDs. Legault confirmed that at least 2,000 doctors had responded. Students who finish nursing or medical studies these days will also be in demand, he said. The federal government could also send between 60 and 100 medical personnel from the Canadian military.