Quebec’s deputy premier is calling on the public to adhere to novel coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing and limited gatherings to prevent a second wave during the pandemic.
Geneviève Guilbault provided an update on the province’s response Monday and said the majority of Quebecers are wearing masks in enclosed public spaces as required.
“Now, the situation is stable and under control,” she said. “We have seen an increase in positive cases but also a very significant increase in tests.”
“Beyond a few isolated cases, Quebecers have massively adhered to wearing masks. It bodes well for the future.”
Authorities reported 150 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The health crisis has led to 57,616 infections in the province since it began in March.
There are two more deaths from the previous day, bringing the death toll to 5,657. Quebec continues to lead the country in fatalities and infections.
The number of hospitalizations stayed the same, with 251 patients as of Monday. Of them, there are 17 people in intensive care.
In Quebec, at least 50,190 people have recovered from the illness.
— With files from the Canadian Press
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