Quebec reports highest daily COVID-19 increase since start of pandemic

Dec 2 2020, 4:14 pm

Quebec health officials have added the most COVID-19 daily increases since the pandemic began in March.

According to Santé Quebec, 1,514 new COVID-19 cases have been added to the provincial total, along with 43 virus-related deaths.

Of the newly added deaths, nine occurred over the past day, 29 between November 25 and 30, and five occurred earlier in November.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 21 since Tuesday to 740, 99 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 145,062, along with 7,125 deaths.

Quebec’s previous highest daily increase was on November 26, when 1,464 cases were announced. Tuesday’s totals trumped the previous record by 50 cases.

Public health reports 2,067,438 negative cases, with over 100,000 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials on Tuesday, December 1, at 6 pm.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

This is also Quebec’s 15th consecutive day of reporting over 1,100 new cases. Despite the uptick, 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:

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 12,246 and 385,191 total cases.

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