Quebec reports second-highest COVID-19 daily increase since pandemic began

Dec 9 2020, 8:16 am

Quebec health officials are reporting the province’s second-highest daily COVID-19 increase after announcing 1,728 new cases.

According to Santé Quebec, 37 new virus-related deaths have been announced since Tuesday. Seven of the deaths occurred over the past day, 24 between December 2 and 7, five from earlier in December, and one from an “unknown date.”

The provincial health agency has also deducted one death that was previously attributed to COVID-19 as a secondary investigation revealed that to be untrue.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by nine since Tuesday to 844, 121 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 156,468, along with 7,349 deaths.

Public health reports 2,132,548 negative cases, with over 110,000 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 pm.

Quebec’s previous highest daily increase was on December 4 when 2,031 cases were announced. This is Quebec’s 5th consecutive day of reporting over 1,500 daily cases.

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:

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 12,895, with 430,925 total cases.