Quebec reports over 1,000 new coronavirus cases since this past weekend

Oct 16 2020, 8:42 am

Quebec is reporting more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time since October 11.

After a week of hovering below the 1,000 mark, the province’s public health authority has announced 1,055 new cases of the virus.

Santé Quebec is also reporting 14 virus-related deaths, one of which occurred in the past 24 hours.

The province’s death toll has increased to 6,018 and cases are now at 91,018. Health officials also announce 507 total hospitalizations throughout the province, 87 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 1,644,823 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec, and 76,514 cases have been deemed as “recoveries.”

Quebec.ca

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Thursday, October 15, at 6 pm.

Public health continues to advise people to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, wear face masks in public, and respect the maximum 10-person limit for indoor gatherings.

Canada’s coronavirus death toll is now 9,721.

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