Quebec reports over 1,000 coronavirus cases for the first time since May

Oct 2 2020, 8:43 am

Quebec public health announced 1,052 new coronavirus cases in their daily update on Friday morning as cases skyrocket across the province.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 76,273 cases in the region, 302 hospitalizations, and 49 patients in intensive care.

There have been no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, “but 6 deaths which have occurred between September 25 and September 30 and 1 death which has occurred before September 25 are added, for a total of 5,857.”

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Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

To date, 1,486,345 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec, according to the October 2 update.

This is the highest number since May 2, when the province reported 1,008 new cases of coronavirus.

As for this past week, Thursday’s report is the highest case number seen until today with 933, Wednesday reported 838, while Sunday saw 896.

It is now day two of Quebec’s new restrictions, classifying three regions as “red zones,” the highest alert level for coronavirus in the province.

As of October 1, Montreal, Quebec City, and Chaudière-Appalaches were placed under the red zone classification until October 28.

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