Canada surpasses 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

La Santé publique du Québec a tenu un point de presse, jeudi matin, pour rassurer la population concernant l'épidémie de coronavirus. Les autorités rappellent qu'aucun cas n'a été confirmé en sols québécois. Quatre personnes ont subi des tests qui se sont révélés négatifs. Le risque qu'un voyageur importe le virus ici est jugé faible, tout comme le risque de transmission de la maladie advenant un éventuel cas positif, selon le directeur national de la Santé publique, Horacio Arruda.

Canada has surpassed 15,000 deaths related to COVID-19.
   
The grim milestone was reached with the reporting of 37 new deaths in Quebec.
   
A total of 15,001 Canadians have now died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year.
   
Of the 37 new deaths, Quebec health officials say seven took place in the last 24 hours, 27 occurred between Dec. 21 and Dec. 26, and three are from unspecified dates.
   
Quebec is also reporting 2,265 new cases of COVID-19.
   
The news comes after a contagious new strain of the virus was found in two more parts of the country on Sunday.

Because of the statutory holiday, Ontario will not be releasing updated COVID-19 numbers until Tuesday.