Quebec reports under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in over 2 weeks

Nov 17 2020, 8:10 am

Quebec health officials have added 982 new COVID-19 cases and 24 additional deaths.

Of the newly added deaths, five occurred over the past day, 18 between November 10 and 15, and one occurred before November 10, according to Santé Quebec.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 47 when compared to Monday’s numbers. A total of 638 Quebecers are hospitalized because of the virus, 100 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 126,054, along with 6,675 deaths.

This is the first time Quebec health officials have announced less than 1,000 new daily cases since November 2, when 871 cases were announced.

Public health reports 1,939,983 total cases and that over 95,000 cases have been deemed “recoveries.”

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Monday, November 16, at 6 pm.

Santé Quebec

“For now, the spread of the COVID-19 is under control in Quebec,” says public health, “but the present weeks are critical.”

The distribution of deaths in Quebec, by 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 11,039.

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