Quebec reports record breaking daily count of new coronavirus cases

Oct 6 2020, 3:34 pm

Quebec’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise as the province’s public health has announced 1,394 new cases in their daily update on Tuesday morning.

According to Santé Quebec, there are now 81,014 cases in the region, 397 hospitalizations, and 67 patients in intensive care.

There have been three new deaths in the last 24 hours, “to which is added nine deaths which have occurred between September 29 and October 4, one death which has occurred before September 29 and four deaths which have occurred at an unknown date,”

The total now stands at 5,899 due to the withdrawal of two deaths after an investigation concluded that they were not due to the virus.

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Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

As of October 6, 1,542,321 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec.

Cases continue to climb day by day as Tuesday’s report is the highest since September 29. Friday saw 1,052, Saturday 1,107, Sunday with 1,079, and Monday with 1,191 according to Santé Quebec.

Quebec has classified three regions as “red zones”, the highest alert level for coronavirus in the province.

Until October 28, Montreal, Quebec City, and Chaudière-Appalaches will fall under the red zone classification.

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