Quebec reports third-highest COVID-19 daily increase since start of pandemic
Quebec health officials are reporting 1,577 new COVID-19 cases and 22 virus-related deaths.
Over the past three days, Quebec has reported its three highest daily COVID-19 increases. On Saturday, the province announced over 2,000 daily cases for the first time, followed by 1,691 on Sunday, and over 1,500 on Monday.
According to Santé Quebec, three virus-related deaths occurred over the past day; another 18 between November 30 and December 5, and one from earlier in November.
The number of hospitalizations has increased by 40 since Sunday to 818, 105 of whom are in intensive care.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 153,176, along with 7,277 deaths. This is Quebec’s 20th consecutive day of reporting over 1,100 daily cases.
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Public health reports 2,105,149 negative cases, with over 100,000 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Sunday, December 6, 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 12,691, with 417,107 total cases.