Quebec reports highest daily coronavirus increase in over two months
There were 187 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the province over the past 24 hours, Quebec’s highest daily virus increase since June 8, when 198 cases were announced.
According to Santé Quebec, the province’s coronavirus death toll has reached 5,767 with three more COVID-19-related deaths being announced since Wednesday morning.
There are now 62,933 cases in the province, 100 hospitalizations, and 20 patients in the ICU.
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Currently, a reported 1,075,126 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec, and over 55,500 cases have been resolved.
The new data had been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Wednesday, September 2, at 6 pm.
This is also the sixth consecutive day in which officials have announced more than 120 cases per day. Last Friday, Quebec public health officials announced 156 new COVID-19 cases, followed by 120 on Saturday, 140 from Sunday, 120 on Monday, 122 on Tuesday, and 132 on Wednesday.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:
15 277 prélèvements effectués le 1er sept.
15 238 analyses réalisées le 1er sept.
1 075 126 cas négatifs le 2 sept.
62 933 cas confirmés le 2 sept.
Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) September 3, 2020
Canada’s coronavirus death toll now totals 9,135.