Quebec reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths
Published Monday, August 24, 2020 11:08AM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 24, 2020 3:03PM EDT
MONTREAL -- Quebec public health authorities announced Monday that 68 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In the same period, two people died due to the disease in addition to one who died between Aug. 17-22, and one before Aug. 17.
The total number of people who have died due to the novel coronavirus in the province since the start of the pandemic is now 5,744.
Two of the new deaths were reported in Laval, one in the Lower Laurentians, and one in Monteregie.
The total number of cases in the provice is now 61,741.
The highest increase in positive cases was reported in Montreal with 26 new cases (29,622 total), followed by Lanaudiere with 11 new cases (4,786 total), and Laval with eight new cases (6,238 total).