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Quebec reports 1,037 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

Quebec reports 1,037 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths
/ Emile Nadeau

Quebec reported 1,037 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, and 12 more deaths as hospitalizations rose slightly.

Of the twelve deaths, one occurred in the last 24 hours; eight took place between Oct. 26 and Oct. 31 and three occurred before Oct. 26.

As of Monday morning, the provincial total of COVID-19 cases now stands as 108,018 with 6,273 deaths.

Quebec health officials say they are withdrawing one death from their total because it was found not to be attributable to COVID-19.

Hospitalizations increased by three, to a total of 499, with 81 people in intensive care.

Montreal once again recorded more cases than any other region with 224, followed by the Montérégie (173) and Lanaudière (140).

“The number of cases continues to hold steady at about 1,000,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said via Twitter. “It is to decrease the number of (new) cases that we must continue our efforts to prevent hospitalizations and deaths.”

At the press conference this morning, Premier François Legault did address mental health saying he's worried about an increase in mental health problems in Quebec as a result of the pandemic.

"I think today, Quebecers need to remember that we are a nation that's peaceful, welcoming," said Legault.

"The best way to respond to what happened Saturday night is to stay ourselves."

Last week, Quebec did announce an additional $25 million in funding for mental health services for young adults, teenagers and children.

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