Quebec reports 1,169 new cases of COVID-19, 15 more deaths
People work out at an outdoor gym in downtown Montreal, on Friday, November 6, 2020. Gyms and fitness centres are closed in the province of Quebec due to COVID-19 restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
MONTREAL -- Quebec health authorities reported 1,169 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and another 61 that were previously unreported.
Monday's update brings the total number of cases in the province since the start of the pandemic to 115,989. Of them, 10,794 are active.
Fifteen more people have died due to COVID-19, Quebec officials said Monday, including five from the past 24 hours, nine from between Nov. 2 and Nov. 7 and one from an unknown date, for a total of 6,455.
Monday's update saw another 285 cases in Montreal (total 44,716), 123 in Monteregie (total 16,830), 164 in Lanaudiere (total 8,601), 109 in Laval (total 9,829) and 94 in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (total 2,124).
Hospitalizations increased by 13 from Sunday to Monday, and there are now 540 people receiving treatment for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals. Of them, 76 are in the intensive care ward, which is one less than the number reported a day earlier.
Officials also said 951 more people have recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 10,794).
Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 21,215 COVID-19 samples on Nov. 7 (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).