Quebec announces over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases as provincial total nears 130k

Nov 19 2020, 8:30 am

Quebec health officials have added 1,207 new COVID-19 cases and 34 additional deaths as the province closes in on 130,000 total cases since the pandemic began in March.

Of the newly added deaths, seven occurred over the past day, 19 between November 12 and 17, five occurred before November 12, and three at an “unknown date,” according to Santé Quebec.

The number of hospitalizations increased by one when compared to Wednesday’s numbers. A total of 651 Quebecers are hospitalized because of the virus, 101 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 128,440, along with 6,744 deaths.

Public health reports 1,959,344 total cases and that over 95,000 have been deemed “recoveries.”

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Wednesday, November 18, 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 11,214.

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