La Capitale-Nationale has only six new cases on Monday, unheard of since August 30.
In Chaudière-Appalaches, we have to go back to March 4 to find a more encouraging assessment than the 11 new infections reported on Monday.
However, this region has a heavy death toll. Two people succumbed to the disease in Chaudière-Appalaches.
Quebec as a whole deplores three on Monday.
The virus recedes
The positivity rates, i.e. the proportion of positive cases that emerge from the samples analyzed, continue to decrease, a sign that the disease is losing ground and infects the population less and less.
In the Capitale-Nationale, positivity remains at 0.64%. In Chaudière-Appalaches, it stands at 1.53%.
COVID’s embrace on the hospital network continues to loosen in both regions. Forty-two people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus, three less than 24 hours ago.
Among the 20 who are in the Capitale-Nationale, only two are in intensive care.
In Chaudière-Appalaches, four people are in the intensive care unit, out of a total of 22 hospitalizations across the region.