The downward trend continues in the greater Quebec City area at the start of the week. For a sixth day in a row, the Capitale-Nationale remains below 100 new cases, while Chaudière-Appalaches has reached a level that had not been observed since mid-September.
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La Capitale-Nationale recorded a total of 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, which further confirms the downward trend observed in recent weeks. Since the last assessment, which dated Friday, 25 new deaths have unfortunately been added on the territory of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, which includes the regions of Quebec, Charlevoix and Portneuf.
On the South Shore, the CISSS of Chaudière-Appalaches on Monday identified only 26 new infections. This is its lowest total since the very start of the second wave, since September 17, when 19 cases were observed. This is a drastic drop for the region, which presented balance sheets approaching 200 cases at the beginning of the month. Six new deaths have also been recorded in the region in the past 24 hours.
Elsewhere in the East
The eastern regions continue to present figures that will serve as ammunition to elected officials to demand a relaxation of measures as reported by the Journal Monday morning.
Bas-Saint-Laurent has only one new case in 24 hours, while the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine have none.
Further north, Saguenay-Lac-Saint also continues to show enviable results. Only 10 new cases were announced by the health ministry on Monday, a figure that follows the declining trend of the past week.
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