Quebec reports largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases: 1,397 new cases and nine deaths


Quebec health authorities reported 1,397 additional cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the largest daily increase reported since the start of the pandemic.

The total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic is 114,820.

Sunday’s update shows the province is struggling with 10,523 active cases of the disease.

The province also reported nine new deaths, for a total of 6,440. Of those nine deaths, two occurred in the past 24 hours and seven occurred between November 1 and November. 6.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by four compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 527. Of these, the number of people in intensive care has decreased by one, for a total of 77.

Quebec reported that it carried out analyzes of 25,855 COVID-19 tests on November 6 for a total of 3,302,644 (Quebec reports its daily test figures from two days earlier).

Montreal added 308 new cases, a weekly record and the largest daily increase in the province for a total of 44,431 since March. Montreal was followed by Lanaudière (182), Montérégie (169) and Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean (155).

This is a developing story. More details to come.


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