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Montreal police issued 109 tickets as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Montreal police issued 109 tickets as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
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Despite the rise of COVID-19 cases across the province of Quebec, it seems many Montrealers continue to break the rules.

On Twitter on Monday, Montreal police said they issued 109 tickets last week to people who violated the public health guidelines put in place at the beginning of the month to help stop the spread of the COVID-19.

In total, Montreal police say they received 600 calls from people with concerns. During that time, the police visited 297 schools, 29 bars and restaurants— and performed inspections at 279 other establishments.

The news comes as Quebec health authorities reported 1,038 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

According to Santé Quebec, provincial numbers now total 94,429 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Six more deaths have also been added to the provincial toll, bringing the total of COVID-19 related deaths to 6,044.

The number of hospitalizations increased by five to 532. Of those patients, 92 are in intensive care.

With cases on the rise, Montreal has once again extended the state of emergency— although, for the first time in more than a week, Montreal did not record the most new cases in the province. That distinction went to Quebec City, which reported 272 new cases.

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