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

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MONTREAL – For the fourth day in a row, Quebec has reported more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in 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 to 65,262 since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths from the disease have occurred in the past 24 hours, leaving the province’s total death toll at its Sunday level of 5,780.

Montreal reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the city to a total of 30,475. The state of emergency was renewed on the island on Monday after 350 new cases of the disease were recorded last week .

Quebec City – one of the areas in the “early warning” phase of Quebec’s new regional alert system – on Monday reported 60 new cases of the disease, for a total of 2,564.

Hospitalizations remained stable from Sunday to Monday, with 124 patients receiving care in hospitals in Quebec. Among them, 19 are in the intensive care unit, the same number as reported on Sunday.

As of Monday, 57,428 people were confirmed to be cured of the disease, an increase of 160 from the number reported on Sunday.

Quebec said it carried out analyzes of 20,639 COVID-19 tests on September 12, 439 less than it had carried out a day earlier (Quebec reports its daily test figures from two days previously).

Students in Quebec schools can, from Monday, participate in sporting and artistic activities outside the “bubbles” of their class with up to two other groups. Premier François 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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