Quebec reports less than 900 new coronavirus cases for 1st time in 5 days

Oct 20 2020, 8:59 am

Quebec is reporting less than 900 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since October 13.

According to Santé Quebec, provincial numbers now total 95,216 cases since the start of the pandemic and 6,055 coronavirus-related deaths.

Five deaths have been attributed to the past day, and seven have been added to last week’s numbers. Public health also removed 90 coronavirus cases from the province’s total after concluding that 90 tests were actually negative.

Public health is reporting 1,702,807 negative tests and 565 hospitalizations, 100 of which are in intensive care. According to Sante Québec, 80,468 cases have been deemed as “recoveries.”

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Monday, October 19, 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 9,792.