Probes launched into inmate's COVID-19 death

Katie Ramirez
May 23, 2020

As of Friday, May 22, the Province will ease restrictions of outdoor gatherings and will allow a maximum of ten people to gather.

"If the contagion restarts, we will have to come back to a pause", he said. "But for now, it will allow us to see friends and enjoy the good weather that is coming".

Deputy premier and Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault also announced today that dentist offices and hair salons can reopen across the province on June 1.

Quebec will permit day camps across the province to open this summer, Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday as he also paid a visit to Laval, a city north of Montreal hard-hit by COVID-19.

Quebec has now had 3,718 deaths as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and on Wednesday health authorities announced that the province now has a total of 44,775 confirmed cases.

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There are now 1,516 people being treated for the virus in Quebec hospitals-a drop of 268 from the previous report of 1,784 on Tuesday.

Of those in a hospital, 183 are in intensive care, up only three from the 180 reported 24 hours earlier.

Quebec has 45,495 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 720 from the day before.

His death spurred calls from rights groups and other detainees' families for Quebec to release more inmates to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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.

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