Mauricie/Centre-du-Quebec turning red this weekend

Record Staff
Mauricie/Centre-du-Quebec turning red this weekend

The daily count of new COVID-19 cases across Quebec jumped back up to 1,072 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected to 96,288. Although only two deaths were recorded for the previous 24 hours, 15 that occurred between October 14 and October 19 and two that occurred before October 14 brought the total up to 6,074. The number of hospitalizations remained stable compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 565. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 6, for a total of 94.
As of Saturday the entire Mauricie/Centre-du-Quebec region will be under red alert restrictions, rather than the individual sub-regions that are currently in the highest level of concern.
Another 29 cases were reported in the Estrie region, the majority of which were in the Granit and Haute-Yamaska local service networks, bringing the overall total to 2,405. The number of hospitalizations decreased by one to 13, while the number of people in intensive care remained stable at two. The number of people considered recovered in the region increased by 26 to 2,030.

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