Monday, October 26

COVID-19: 1,094 new cases in Quebec

MONTREAL – Quebec reported 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The death toll has also increased with six deaths, but none of them have occurred in the last hours.

Since the appearance of the virus on Quebec soil, a total of 93,391 infections have been recorded, of which 6,038 have turned out to be fatal.

Health officials report three deaths that occurred between October 11 and October 16, one death before this period and two more dating to an unknown date.

There are now 527 hospitalizations, up 10 from the previous day. The number of patients in intensive care has increased by three to a cumulative 88.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health, 22,650 samples were taken on Friday.

On Twitter, the Minister of Health, Christian DubĂ©, noted that hospitalizations continue to increase “despite the stabilization of cases in the last 2 weeks”.

“We must break the wave to slow down this (increase) and thus protect the most vulnerable people and our health network,” he wrote.

In Canada

Across Canada, 197,418 cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the start of the pandemic, including 9,752 deaths.

Here is the distribution of cases across the country since the start of the pandemic, according to the most recent provincial and territorial reports:

– 93,391 cases in Quebec, including 6,038 deaths;

– 63,713 cases in Ontario, including 3,041 deaths;

– 21,775 cases in Alberta, including 288 deaths;

– 11,189 cases in British Columbia, including 251 deaths;

– 3,258 cases in Manitoba, including 38 deaths;

– 2306 cases in Saskatchewan, including 25 deaths;

– 1,095 cases in Nova Scotia, including 65 deaths;

– 305 cases in New Brunswick, including two deaths;

– 287 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, including four deaths;

– 63 cases in Prince Edward Island;

– 15 cases in the Yukon; all restored;

– Five cases in the Northwest Territories; all restored;

– No confirmed cases in Nunavut

To these provincial and territorial reports are added the 13 cases, all cured, among passengers repatriated from the cruise ship Grand Princess on March 10.

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