Highlights from Francois Legault’s press briefing on March 29

Quebec has 2,840 people infected with COVID-19 in Quebec. Here are the main points of the press conference of March 29 by Prime Minister François Legault, accompanied by the national director of public health Horacio Arruda on the COVID-19 epidemic.
– The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Quebec is still 22.

– 2,840 people are now infected with COVID-19 in Quebec, up 342 since the previous day, 192 people hospitalized, 72 of whom were in intensive care.

– 6,313 people under investigation

– 49,365 negative analyzes

– “It is important to focus on maintaining good morale and staying united,” said Prime Minister François Legault.

– Emergency aid for vulnerable people in homes. “Today, we are giving ourselves new means to better protect seniors and staff in residences and CHSLDs,” said Mr. Legault.

– Travel from one district, city or region to another must be avoided. New measures will be announced for Montreal, the region most affected by Covid-19.

“Usually when you sit on a public bench, you don’t lick it. We sit with our buttocks, ”said Dr Horacio Arruda when asked about possible contamination by street furniture.

Regional assessment

Bas-Saint-Laurent: 8

Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean: 18

National Capital: 164

Mauricie-et-Center-du-Québec: 122

Estrie: 296

Montreal: 1361

Outaouais: 28

Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 27

North Shore: 17

Nord-du-Québec: 1

Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine: 9

Chaudière-Appalaches: 86

Laval: 180

Lanaudière: 144

Laurentians: 120

Montérégie: 257

Nunavik: 1

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