Quebec surpassed a grim milestone on Thursday after public health announced 28 backlogged deaths due to COVID-19 from earlier in the month.
The province’s death toll has increased to 6,005, according to Santé Quebec, after announcing eight coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours.
Health officials also announced 969 confirmed cases since Wednesday, bringing Quebec’s total to 89,963.
There are now 488 hospitalizations in the province, 83 of whom are in the ICU.
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Currently, a reported 1,653,391 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec, and over 65,000 cases have been resolved.
The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Wednesday, October 14, at 6 pm.
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) October 15, 2020
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.
Canada’s coronavirus death toll is now 9,697.