Montreal reports 35 new COVID-19 deaths, 136 additional confirmed cases
A woman wears a face mask as she rides a scooter by the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Sunday, May 31, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
MONTREAL -- There are now 2,982 people who have died of COVID-19 in Montreal, public health authorities announced Wednesday, as confirmed cases in the city reached 25,788.
That’s up 35 from the 2,947 deaths reported Tuesday; COVID-19 cases in Montreal rose 136 from the 25,652 announced a day earlier.
The daily increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths were both higher Wednesday than those reported Tuesday, when 20 new deaths and 107 additional cases were announced.
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The borough of Montreal North has 2,399 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 2,848 cases per 100,000 residents.
With 339 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 330.4 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 have been COVID-19 outbreaks in 140 CHSLDs on the Island of Montreal, down five from the 145 reported Tuesday.