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 within the last few 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 are reporting 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 Dubé, 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.
Across Canada, 197,418 cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the start of the pandemic, including 9,752 deaths.