Community infection rate down 13 per cent across island of Montreal


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The eastern and northern regions of the island are the hardest hit, home to more than half of the island’s confirmed COVID-19 cases combined. The health centre that serves the eastern part of the island reported 7,618 cases as of Tuesday, and the centre serving the northern sector reported 6,144.

Across the island, the average rate of infection per 100,000 people was 1,180.6. Twenty-one per cent of those infected were health-care workers.

The communities with rates of infection above the overall average for the island are: Ahuntsic–Cartierville (1,512.9 cases per 100,000 population), Anjou (1,416), Côte-St-Luc (1,482.4), LaSalle (1,371.4), Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (1,499), Montreal-Nord (2,686.6), Town of Mount Royal (1,208.1), Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles (1,811.8), St-Léonard (1,264.3), Verdun (1,265.4), Villeray—St-Michel—Parc-Extension (1,238.1) and Lachine (1,184.6).

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