October 24th, 2020

Quebec reports 844 new COVID-19 infections plus 359 previously uncounted cases

By The Canadian Press on October 14, 2020.

Quebec's Public Health Director Horacio Arruda, left, Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Health Minister Christian Dube, right, speak to the media at the daily COVID-19 press briefing in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Heath authorities in Quebec are reporting 844 new cases of COVID-19 today -- in addition to 359 new cases reported during the past three days that they say were uncounted due to a technical problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases of COVID-19, 844 of which are from the past 24 hours.

The province said today 359 cases between Oct. 10 and 12 were previously unreported because of what it said was a technical problem during an update to the computer system.

Health authorities are also reporting one death linked to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and five COVID-19 deaths from earlier dates, for a total of 5,976.

Hospitalizations increased by 20 to 488, with 80 patients in intensive care, a decrease of five.

With the previously uncounted cases, the rolling average of new cases over the past seven days has increased from 960 to 1,011.

Quebec has now reported a total of 88,994 COVID-19 cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 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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