Quebec reports highest daily COVID-19 increase since start of pandemic

Nov 26 2020, 4:16 pm

Quebec health officials have added the most COVID-19 daily increases since the pandemic began in March.

According to Santé Quebec, 1,464 new COVID-19 cases have been added to the provincial total, along with 32 virus-related deaths.

Of the newly added deaths, eight occurred over the past day, 19 between November 19 and 24, and five occurred earlier in November.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 20 since Wednesday to 675, 90 of whom are in intensive care.

Quebec’s previous highest daily increase was on November 13, when 1,448 cases were announced.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 136,894, along with 6,947 deaths.

Public health reports 2,008,931 negative cases, with over 100,000 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data has been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Wednesday, November 24, 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:

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 11,710.

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