Coronavirus: Quebec reports 582 new cases, six hospitalizations

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MONTREAL – Quebec public health authorities reported 582 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 69,670. Thursday’s update is the second time in a week that Quebec has reported more than 580 cases of the disease in a 24-hour period. Prior to these updates, the province had not reported such high numbers since the end of May.

One more death was recorded in the province, for a total of 5,810 people. Officials say the death took place in Chaudière-Appalaches between September 17 and 22.

Montreal has 247 of the new cases in the province, for a total of 32,063. Quebec City reports 103 other cases (total 3,351), the Eastern Townships report 25 (total 1,641), the Outaouais in reports 36 (total 1210), Chaudière-Appalaches reports 24 (total 1060), Laval reports 29 (total 6788)), and the Montérégie reports 53 (10 198 in total).

The Outaouais update is its biggest one-day peak since the start of the pandemic in the spring.

There are 184 people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals across Quebec on Thursday, which is an increase of six in the past 24 hours. Of these, 31 are being treated in the intensive care unit, an increase of one.

As of Thursday, 59,943 people were confirmed recovered from COVID-19 in Quebec, which is an increase of 257 from the number reported Wednesday.

Quebec reported that it carried out analyzes of 27,303 COVID-19 tests on September 22 (Quebec reports its daily test figures from two days earlier).

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