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Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

Day camps to reopen June 22 Quebec to allow outdoor gatherings of 10 people from 3 households
Gustavo Carr | 23 May, 2020, 06:35

"You know being away from other people is not natural for humans - especially when there's good weather, we are outside, we go back to our own reflexes", Arruda said.

As Quebec announced its latest plans to loosen restrictions on museums, libraries and drive-in movie theatres, the province's public health director warned Friday against citizens letting their guard down and failing to follow health measures.

With the news Thursday that day camps have been given the go-ahead to operate as of June 22, there is hope that Quebecers will be able to enjoy some semblance of summer.

There are now 3,718 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Wednesday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 44,775.

Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, sitting in for Premier François Legault at the government's daily COVID-19 briefing, made the announcement and stressed that we were not at the stage where parties and indoor gatherings could start up again.

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Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who has praised Apple and Google's efforts, noted that there are privacy concerns relating to the tech. These identifiers get stored on device. "The new app will allow epidemiologists to identify contacts more quickly".

There are 1,516 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Wednesday, down 268 from the 1,784 reported Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, Quebec has seen 12,882 recoveries which is up 385 from the report a day prior.

Quebec remains the province with the highest caseload and death toll related to COVID-19. Legault said over the past week the number of hospitalizations decreased by 144.

Guilbault said about two per cent of Quebec's inmate population has become infected with the virus, including about 60 people at the detention centre in Montreal that housed the inmate who died. "Don't think there's going to be no cases", Arruda said.