Quebec discovered more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, as the pandemic’s second wave sweeps the country.
The province has now seen more than 85,000 cases since the pandemic began.
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Three more people died of the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing Quebec’s death toll to 5,950 (seven more deaths from previous days were also added to the total).
Around Quebec, 444 people are in hospital with coronavirus infections, and 73 of them are in the ICU.
Quebec has seen more than 1,000 coronavirus cases every day this week except for October 6, when there were 900.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:
28 773 prélèvements effectués le 8 oct.
30 058 analyses réalisées le 8 oct.
1 599 226 cas négatifs le 9 oct.
85 191 cas confirmés le 9 oct.
Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) October 10, 2020