With 276 new infections, Quebec surpasses 65,000 cases of COVID-19

People wear face masks as they shop at a market in Montreal, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.

By Katelyn Thomas

MONTREAL -- For the fourth day in a row, Quebec is reporting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period. 

Quebec health authorities announced 276 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 65,262. 

No new deaths related to the disease have occurred over the past 24 hours, leaving the total where it stood on Sunday at 5,780. 

Hospitalizations also remained stable from Sunday to Monday, with 124 patients receiving care in Quebec hospitals. Of them, 19 are in the intensive care ward, which is the same number as the one reported on Sunday. 

As of Monday, 57,428 people are confirmed recovered from the disease, which is an increase of 160 from the number reported on Sunday. 

Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 20,639 COVID-19 tests on Sept. 12, which is 439 less than it completed a day earlier (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior). 

Children in Quebec schools can, as of Monday, participate in sports and arts activities outside of their classroom "bubbles" with up to two other groups. Premier Francois Legault said at the end of August that Quebec would be able to move forward with this phase of its back-to-school plan as long as the COVID-19 situation in the province remained stable. 

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