Coronavirus in Quebec: 815 new cases, five deaths

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By Katelyn Thomas

MONTREAL — Quebec health authorities reported an additional 815 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 87,791 across the province. 

Five more people have died due to the disease, three of which were in the past 24 hours and two more from sometime between Oct. 6 and 11, for a total of 5,970. 

Hospitalizations increased by 11 from Monday to Tuesday, for a total of 468 across the province. There are 10 more people receiving treatment in the intensive care ward, bringing the total to 85.

As usual, the bulk of the latest cases were recorded in Montreal, with 268 (total 37,888), Quebec City with 125 (total 6,292) and Monteregie with 106 (12,648 total). 

There were also 75 cases recorded in Chaudiere-Appalaches (total 2,224), 51 in Laval (total 8,286), 45 in the Laurentians (total 5,495) and 43 in Lanaudiere (total 5,841). 

Mauricie recorded 36 more cases (3,075), Outaouais, 31 (total 1,830) and the Eastern Townships, 11 (total 2,090). 

Quebec reported that it analyzed samples of 20,386 COVID-19 tests on Oct. 11 (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior). 

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