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Quebec reports 982 new cases, 24 deaths and biggest jump in hospitalizations

Quebec reports 982 new cases, 24 deaths and biggest jump in hospitalizations
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Quebec reported 982 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the first time the number was less than 1000 in over two weeks. Unfortunately, public health authorities also reported 24 more deaths and the biggest increase of hospitalizations in the province due to COVID-19.

According to Santé Quebec, five of the newly added deaths occurred over the last 24 hours while the rest were reported from earlier in the month.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 47. As it stands, a total of 638 Quebecers are hospitalized because of the virus. Of those, 100 are in intensive care.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the province has now reached 126,054, along with 6,675 deaths.

Among the regions, Montreal had the highest single-day increase once again with 267 cases. That was followed by Montérégie with 136 new cases, Lanaudiere with 132, and Saguenay - Lac-St-Jean with 101 new cases.

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