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Quebec reports 1,855 new cases as hospitalizations surpass 1,000

Quebec reports 1,855 new cases as hospitalizations surpass 1,000
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Quebec public health has added over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.

The provincial government announced the alarming numbers earlier this morning along with twenty-two new deaths related to the virus, three of which occurred over the past 24 hours.

Montreal Island was responsible for 561 of the new cases. Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations increased by 27 since Wednesday, totalling 1,002 across the province. Among the hospitalizations, 134 are in intensive care.

Over 5,000 active COVID-19 cases in Quebec schools

As of December 15, Quebec’s Réseau scolaire public et privé recorded 5,087 active cases in schools across Quebec. 4,026 of these active cases are among students and the other 1,061 are among staff members.

The numbers consist of pre-school, elementary, high school, and trade schools throughout the province.

Since the start of the school year, there have been 19,279 known cases in schools with a majority of 16,568 cases in public schools and the other 2,693 in the private school sector.

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The total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic now stands at 171,028, along with 7,635 deaths.

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