Quebec reports record-breaking 2,031 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 5 2020, 9:15 pm

Quebec health officials have recorded the highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in March.

According to Santé Quebec, the province is reporting 2,031 new COVID-19 cases and 48 virus-related deaths.

Of the newly recorded deaths, 11 occurred over the last day, 27 occurred between November 28 and December 3, eight occurred earlier in November, and two at an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has decreased by seven in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 754, with 96 people in intensive case.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 149,908, along with 7,231 deaths. This is the first time Quebec has reported over 2,000 daily cases, and the 18th consecutive day of reporting over 1,100 daily cases.

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 12,496 with 402,569 total cases.

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