A total of 61,084 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus since the start of the pandemic and 5,719 people have died.
Twenty-six of the new cases were reported in Montreal (29,423 in total), 16 in Mauricie-et-Center-du-Québec (2,123 in total), 13 in Lanaudière (4,688 in total) and 11 in Montérégie ( 9,131 in total).
The number of hospitalizations in the province fell by two to a total of 149. Of those, 25 patients were in the intensive care unit, the same number as on Friday.
Quebec reports that 53,709 people have recovered from the virus, 111 more people than Friday.
Quebec health professionals analyzed 17,545 samples on August 13, which is 1,051 fewer than the 18,596 samples analyzed on August 12.
To date, there have been 121,844 confirmed or probable cases nationwide. COVID-19 has killed 9,022 Canadians.
Canadian health officials said on Saturday that 89% of those affected in the country so far have recovered.
Since the virus first appeared in Canada, Canadian laboratories have tested nearly 4.7 million people for COVID-19. Over the past week, an average of 43,000 people a day have been tested, of which just under 1 percent have tested positive, according to a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Although the spread of COVID-19 remains “at a manageable level,” federal health officials have noted an increase in transmission, with more than 380 cases reported daily in the past seven days, up from around 300 new cases per day at the end of June. and early July.
“We know the public health measures and the daily individual precautions to be taken,” the statement said. “We all have a role to play in limiting the scale and impact of these outbreaks. ”
The distribution of cases across the country outside of Quebec is as follows:
40,565 cases in Ontario, including 2,789 deaths;
12,053 cases in Alberta, including 221 deaths;
4,358 cases in British Columbia, including 196 deaths;
1,541 cases in Saskatchewan, including 20 deaths;
1,074 cases in Nova Scotia, including 64 deaths;
628 cases in Manitoba, including eight deaths;
268 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, including three deaths;
184 cases in New Brunswick, including two deaths;
41 cases in Prince Edward Island; 15 cases in the Yukon,
Five cases in the Northwest Territories, all cured;
No case in Nunavut.
Added to these provincial and territorial reports are the 13 cases, all cured, among passengers repatriated from the Grand Princess cruise ship on March 10.