October 22nd, 2020

Quebec reports 815 new COVID-19 infections, smallest number in nearly two weeks


By The Canadian Press on October 13, 2020.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault arrives at a news conference flanked by Health Minister Christian Dube, left and Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's director of public health, in Montreal, on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 815 new COVID-19 infections today, the smallest daily number of new cases since the end of September.

Health authorities are also reporting three deaths linked to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Two deaths between Oct. 6 and 11 have been newly attributed to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 5,970.

Hospitalizations rose by 11 compared with the prior day, to 468, with 85 patients in intensive care, an increase of 10.

Quebec’s largest cities remain under a partial lockdown while COVID-19 cases rise in less-populated areas such as the Saguenay, where officials are reporting an outbreak of 25 cases at a long-term care home.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 13, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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