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The hole within the variety of deaths this 12 months in contrast with final 12 months has grown each week since then.
Through the week of April 20, the final week for which knowledge is on the market to this point, the province registered 1,965 deaths, a 51.2 per cent improve over the 1,300 deaths recorded throughout the identical week of 2019.
By age group, there have been 1,560 deaths amongst folks aged 70 and over through the week of April 20, a virtually 60 per cent improve over the identical interval a 12 months in the past.
From the week of March 23 to the week of April 20, 6,595 folks over the age of 70 died in Quebec of all causes mixed, in contrast with 5,040 deaths throughout the identical interval in 2019.