Montreal reports five new COVID-19 deaths, 13 more cases

A waitress wears a face mask as she serves water to customers at a restaurant in Montreal, Sunday, July 5, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

There are now 3,413 people who have died of COVID-19 in Montreal, public health authorities announced Tuesday, as confirmed cases in the city reached 27,438.

That’s up five from the 3,408 total deaths reported as of Monday; COVID-19 cases in Montreal rose 13 from a total of 27,425 announced a day earlier.

The borough of Montreal North has 2,564 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 3043.9 cases per 100,000 residents.

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 Tuesday said there are active COVID-19 outbreaks in 15 CHSLDs on the Island of Montreal.

  Cases in Montreal by age and region
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