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Quebec reports the biggest one-day jump of COVID-19 cases yet

Quebec reports the biggest one-day jump of COVID-19 cases yet
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Early this morning, Quebec reported the biggest one-day jump of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began as health officials have added 1,464 new cases, along with 32 virus-related deaths.

Of the 32 deaths linked to the disease, 8 were from the past 24 hours and 19 were reported between Nov. 19 to 24. Another five people died before Nov. 19, for a total of 6,947 deaths in Quebec so far.

There are currently 675 people in the province being treated for COVID-19 hospitalized. Among those in the hospital, 90 are in intensive care.

Quebec’s previous highest single-day increase was on November 13, when 1,448 cases were reported.

With cases on the rise, Premier François Legault reminded Quebecers that if the situation gets worse, they may have to reverse their decision to allow family gatherings between December 24 to 27.

"We also ask Quebecers to be careful one week before and one week after. It means staying home as much as possible and when that's impossible, you should keep a distance of two metres with other people and wear a mask when you're indoors," Legault said.

"We have no magic answer, we need to minimize the risk as much as possible."

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