Quebec reports more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 40 deaths
Quebec public health has added 1,741 new COVID-19 cases and 39 virus-related deaths to the provincial total.
According to Santé Quebec, among the 39 new deaths, seven occurred over the past day, 30 between December 8 and December 13, and two from an “unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations has increased by 69 since Monday to 959, 69 of whom are in intensive care.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 167,276, along with 7,571 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,190,658 negative cases, with over 142,894 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, December 14, at 6 pm.
Despite the uptick in cases, public health says “the spread of 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 13,573, with 471,137 total cases.