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Canada Coronavirus: Cases rise to 6,101 as fatalities spike to 61 in Quebec

19:25  04 april  2020
19:25  04 april  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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There are 6 , 101 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Quebec ’s death toll as a result of the novel coronavirus health crisis spiked to 61 fatalities on Friday, nearly double from the previous day.

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a person holding a baby: FILE: A healthcare worker prepares to issue a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru COVID-19 evaluation clinic in Montreal. © Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press FILE: A healthcare worker prepares to issue a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru COVID-19 evaluation clinic in Montreal.

The Quebec government is expected to provide an update on Saturday on its response to the novel coronavirus outbreak as cases continue to rise.

As of the morning of April 4, there are 6,101 cases in the province, 4,200 are under investigation and 77,469 people have tested negative.

Fatalities spiked to 61 on Friday, 25 more than the previous day, but Quebec Premier François Legault said the majority of deaths did not occur in the past 24 hours.

The government also announced an increase in hospitalizations, going from 365 on Thursday to 429 the following day. Intensive care cases also spiked to 122, an increase of 64.

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The number of cases around the world continues to rise . The Spanish authorities announced on Sunday that three more people diagnosed with coronavirus had died in Madrid, raising the number of coronavirus fatalities in the country to 13.

When a cluster of coronavirus cases was first reported in the New York City suburb of New Rochelle, local and state officials raced to contain the outbreak. Though many of the first coronavirus cases in the United States were tied to overseas travel, localized outbreaks have become increasingly common.

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Montreal accounts for nearly half of Quebec's cases with 2,837 infections.

Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault will give the public briefing at 1 p.m., as Premier Legault takes only his second day-off since the start of the outbreak in the province.

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On Friday, the Quebec government announced low-income workers in essential services — such as cashiers — will receive an extra $100 per week for a maximum of 16 weeks. The measure is retroactive to March 15.

The provincial government also announced it will provide $150 million in temporary emergency funding to municipalities to aid entrepreneurs as they weather the storm.

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Under the plan, Montreal will receive $40 million, and $10 million will be given to Quebec City. The remaining $100 million will be divided among other municipalities in the province.

-- With files from Global's Kalina Laframboise

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