Quebec reports more than 50 new COVID-19 deaths, over 1,700 additional cases
Quebec public health has added 53 new COVID-19 virus-related deaths to the provincial total.
According to Santé Quebec, among the 53 new deaths, six occurred over the past day, 36 between December 4 and December 9, ten from earlier in December, and one from an “unknown date.”
New daily cases have reached 1,713. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 23 since Thursday to 871, 123 of whom are in intensive care.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 160,023, along with 7,435 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,152,393 negative cases, with over 110,000 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Thursday, December 10, at 6 pm.
Despite the uptick in cases, public health says “the spread of the COVID-19 is under control in Quebec,” but cites the next few weeks as “critical.”
The distribution of deaths in Quebec, by age group, is as follows:
The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:
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 13,154, with 443,917 total cases.