Quebec reports 844 new COVID-19 cases

Record Staff
Quebec  reports 844 new COVID-19 cases

Due to a technical issue during an update of the health ministry’s computer system, the number of COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend in Quebec was under by 359.
The situation is now resolved, but the correction increased the seven-day moving average from 960 to 1,011 cases in the province.
Quebec reported 844 new cases in the last day, bringing the total number of people infected to 88,994. Six new deaths were attributed to the virus, bringing the death toll to 5,976.
Hospitalizations increased by 20 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 488. Of those, 80 people are in intensive care, down five from the day before.
In the Estrie region, 27 new cases were reported in the last day, to which were added 30 to account for the technical glitch, bringing the local total of infections to 2,147.
Among the outbreaks under watch by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, two seniors’ residences in Granby reported new cases.
Résidence du Mont reported 14 cases, 10 residents and four employees, and le Riverain in Granby reported two new cases, bringing the total there to 12 with seven residents and five employees infected.
Six new cases were also reported at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Granit in Lac-Mégantic, prompting the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS to temporarily suspend visits to the health centre. Exceptions will be made for parents accompanying children, someone accompanying a woman giving birth, and one visitor at a time to see patients near the end of life.

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