The needle of new cases of coronavirus reached its lowest threshold for more than four months, Sunday, in the Capitale-Nationale.
After a murderous start to winter marked by a record transmission of COVID-19, it has finally been good news for a few days.
On Sunday, the region reported just 48 new cases of COVID-19 in its territory for a 24-hour period, the lowest point since … September.
According to data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, it is indeed necessary to go back to September 12 to find a lower value for one day. 47 new infections were then identified.
On Saturday, 51 new contaminations were reported, a number which is also exceptionally low, compared to the peak of 310 cases which was reached on December 4.
In recent days, the daily average has been more than 69 new cases.
Remember that several factors can influence screening, such as the staff available and the demand for tests.
The fact remains that the contagion has been declining continuously for several weeks in the Quebec City region. On the other hand, the death toll continues to rise, with eight new deaths since Friday.
In the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the picture is also encouraging, but the level of transmission is similar to that of the Capitale-Nationale, even though the population is smaller.
Sunday, there were 53 new people infected south of the river, a little more than in the Capitale-Nationale, and one new death.
In eastern Quebec, the situation is even more encouraging: Sunday, there were no new cases of COVID-19 listed, whether in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, or on the North Shore. .