Quebec public health has announced 799 new coronavirus cases in their daily update on Monday morning, bringing the total to more than 73,000.
According to Santé Quebec, there are now 73,450 cases in the region, 247 hospitalizations, and 41 patients in intensive care.
There have been two new deaths in the last 24 hours, but five deaths within the week of September 22 to 27, for a total of 5,833.
In the September 29 update, 1,440,827 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec.
This is the second-highest reported case since September 27, when 896 cases were reported in Quebec, according to Santé Quebec.
The province continues to see an increase in reported cases as Monday’s numbers saw 750.
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This update comes a day after Quebec has classified three regions as “red zones”, the highest alert level for coronavirus in the province.
Montreal, Quebec City, and Chaudière-Appalaches will fall under the red zone classification as of this Thursday, October 1 until October 28.
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.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:
26 366 prélèvements effectués le 27 sept.
24 989 analyses réalisées le 27 sept.
1 440 827 cas négatifs le 28 sept.
73 450 cas confirmés le 28 sept.
Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) September 29, 2020
In line with Quebec’s health and safety protocols, for people aged 10 and over, wearing a face-covering is mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places, as well as on public transit.