Hospitalizations increase as Quebec reports over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 4 2020, 8:12 am

Quebec health officials are reporting 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 28 virus-related deaths.

According to Santé Quebec, five deaths occurred over the past day; another 20 between November 27 and December 2, two occurred earlier in November, and one at an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 24 since Thursday to 761, 97 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 147,877, along with 7,183 deaths. This is Quebec’s 17th consecutive day of reporting over 1,100 daily cases.

Public health reports 2,086,865 negative cases, with over 100,000 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Thursday, December 4, at 6 pm.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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:

Quebec COVID 19

Quebec.ca

The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:

Quebec COVID 19

Quebec.ca

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 12,407 and 396,270 total cases.

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