Quebec health officials have added 929 new COVID-19 cases to the provincial total while announcing 17 new virus-related deaths. Four of these deaths occurred over the past 24 hours, but the rest were reported between Oct. 21 and 26.
Hospitalizations have dropped but only by one to 526. Among those in hospital, 89 are in intensive care.
The total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 102,814.
This comes a day after Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam reported the number of coronavirus related deaths in Canada has reached 10,001, with 6,189 of these fatalities occurring in Quebec.
“Since the first cases were reported in March 2020, there have been 222,887 cases of COVID-19 reported in Canada,” said Tam. “Sadly, we are reporting over ten thousand deaths for the first time today, with 10,001 deaths among the total cases to date.”
Tam said the spread of COVID-19 in Canada is mostly because of outbreaks, most of which occur in settings such as long-term care homes, assisted living facilities, schools, and industrial work settings where it is hard to practice social distancing.