Quebec health officials have added 1,259 new COVID-19 cases and 32 additional deaths as the province closes in on 130,000 total cases since the pandemic began in March.
Of the newly added deaths, nine occurred over the past day, 22 between November 13 and 18, and one at an “unknown date,” according to Santé Quebec.
Two deaths have been subtracted from the provincial total after an investigation showed the deaths “were not attributable to COVID-19,” according to public health.
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 27 over the past day. A total of 624 Quebecers are hospitalized because of the virus, 96 of whom are in intensive care.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 129,699, along with 6,774 deaths.
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Public health reports 1,969,046 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 Thursday, November 19, at 6 pm.
“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:
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 11,265.