Coronavirus in Quebec: 1203 new cases, 20 more hospitalizations

A man wears a face mask as he walks along the promenade in the Old Port of Montreal, Monday, October 12, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS-Graham Hughes

By Katelyn Thomas, CTV Montreal

MONTREAL — Quebec health authorities reported 844 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 88,994.

The government also says there were 359 cases over the past few days that, because of a technical problem, didn't get reported.

Here are the adjusted numbers for those days: 

  • Saturday, Oct 10: 980 (+38)
  • Sunday, Oct 11: 1,056 (+13)
  • Monday, Oct 12: 923 (+108)

Six more people have died due to COVID-19, officials said, including one in the past 24 hours, four between Oct. 7 and 12, and one at an unkown date, for a total of 5,976 deaths during the health crisis. 

For the first time in several days, Montreal reported under 200 new cases of the disease, with 189 (total 38,131). Monteregie -- which just entered the red zone on the province's COVID-19 alert map -- reported almost just as many, with 181 (total 12,956), and Quebec City reported 159 (total 6,465). 

Chaudiere-Appalaches reported 58 new cases (total 2,291), Mauricie reported 48 (total 3,140), and Laval and the Laurentians both reported 46 (totals 8,353 and 5,571 respectively). 

Lanaudiere reported 34 new cases (total 5,874) the Eastern Townships, 27 (total 2,147), and Outaouais, 11 (total 1,884). 

Hospitalizations in the province increased by 20 from Tuesday to Wednesday, for a total of 488. Of those in hospital, 80 are receiving treatment in the intensive care ward, which is a decrease of five from the number reported on Tuesday. 

Quebec health officials reported that they analyzed 20,959 COVID-19 tests on Oct. 12 (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior). 

— Jason Mayoff (CJAD 800) contributed to this report


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