Quebec reports over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases for 4th consecutive day

Dec 8 2020, 8:13 am

Quebec health officials are reporting 1,564 new COVID-19 cases and 36 virus-related deaths.

According to Santé Quebec, 12 virus-related deaths occurred over the past day; another 22 between December 1 and December 6, and two from earlier in November.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 17 since Monday to 835, 114 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 154,740, along with 7,313 deaths. This is Quebec’s 4th consecutive day of reporting over 1,500 daily cases.

Public health reports 2,115,590 negative cases, with over 110,000 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, December 7, 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.ca

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

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 12,777, with 423,054 total cases.

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