Quebec reports a record 1,448 new cases of COVID-19, 25 deaths

Quebec health authorities reported 1,448 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a record-breaking single day increase.

The total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 122,643.

1099 people have been reported as recovered, meaning there are 12,364 active cases in the province.

Quebec also reported 25 more deaths linked to COVID-19, for total of 6,611. Four happened within the past 24 hours, 17 occurred between November 7 to 12 and four occurred at an unknown date.

The number of hospitalizations remains stable compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 583. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by three, for a total of 82.

As usual, Montreal recorded the most cases of any Quebec region, with 341 (46 270 total), followed by Lanaudiere, with 183 (9,412 total), Montérégie, with 138 (17,631 total), and Quebec City, with 122 (9,934 total).

The province performed 30,759 tests on Thursday for a total of 3,456,846 (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).

Quebec maintains the highest number of cases per 100,000 out all provinces, with 1,436 positive cases. In Canada overall, there are 854 confirmed cases per 100,000.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.  

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