Montreal reports two new COVID-19 deaths, 23 more cases
A woman wears a face mask and shield as she cleans a table at an outdoor terrace in Montreal, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
MONTREAL -- There are now 3,415 people who have died of COVID-19 in Montreal, public health authorities announced Wednesday, as confirmed cases in the city reached 27,461.
That’s up two from the 3,413 total deaths reported as of Tuesday; COVID-19 cases in Montreal rose 23 from a total of 27,438 announced a day earlier.
The borough of Montreal North has 2,562 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the most of any of the city's boroughs. The borough also has the highest incidence of COVID-19 in Montreal, with 3041.5 cases per 100,000 residents.
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With 373 deaths related to COVID-19, the east-end Montreal borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve remains the borough with the most fatalities linked to the disease.
However, the on-island suburb of Town of Mount-Royal has the highest incidence of deaths due to COVID-19, with 360 deaths per 100,000 residents. (The higher incidence of deaths due to COVID-19 in TMR has been linked to long-term care facilities for seniors, of CHSLDs, in the town, which have been hit hard by COVID-19.
Public health officials on Wednesday said there are active COVID-19 outbreaks in 15 CHSLDs on the Island of Montreal, the same as the number reported Tuesday.