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MONTREAL -- The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Quebec reached a new milestone Sunday as the province surpassed 140,000 confirmed cases.
Quebec reported 1,395 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 141,038 since the start of the pandemic.
During the same period, four people died due to the disease in addition to eight who died between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27.
The 12 new deaths bring that total to 7,033 in the province.
The seven-day average rate of new daily cases is now 1,285.
The Quebec Institute of Public Health is reporting 11,991 active cases in the province, and that 1,108 more people have recovered from the disease bringing that total to 122,014.
The number of hospitalizations in the province decreased by 13, and there are now 665 people receiving treatment in the province's hospitals. Of those, 92 people are in the intensive care ward, one fewer than on Saturday.
Health-care professionals analyzed 24,450 samples Nov. 27. (Quebec releases its testing data from two days prior to its daily updates).
Montreal reported over 400 new cases for a second straight day with 437 new cases (50,756 total).
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's total cases surpassed 5,000 Sunday with 104 new cases for a total of 5.092.
Other regions with triple-digit increases were Quebec City with 167 new cases (11,616 total), Monteregie with 137 new cases (19,937 total), and Laval with 120 new cases (11,368 total).
Three deaths were reported in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (125 total) and Montreal (3,621 total); two in Chaudiere-Appalaches (132 total); and one death was reported in Bas-Saint-Laurent (19 total), Quebec City (434 total), Lanaudiere (325 total) and Monteregie (861 total).
As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there were 366,193 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported across Canada and 11,988 deaths.
The following are the regional numbers from provinces and territories in Canada:
-- with files from The Canadian Press.