44-year-old Quebec doctor dies of COVID-19

A 44-year-old doctor from Quebec’s Montérégie region has died of complications of COVID-19.

Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s public health director, confirmed the doctor’s death at the province’s daily briefing on the pandemic Thursday.

He said the doctor, a specialist, had not been treating patients.

“So this was not transmitted in the health-care system,” Arruda said.

The president of the federation of Quebec specialists, Diane Francoeur, said in a tweet that the doctor had worked in the community health sector.

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