Quebec is continuing to see an increase in novel coronavirus cases after it recorded 187 new infections Thursday.
Health authorities have reported a total of 62,933 infections attributable to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and 55,615 recoveries to date.
The spike in new cases comes amid news of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Quebec City bar, which is connected to about 50 recent cases in the area.
Since the pandemic began, the province’s death toll remains the highest in the country at 5,767. Three deaths were recorded Thursday, but they stem from late August.
There are fewer hospitalizations. Authorities say 100 patients are in hospital, a decrease of nine from the previous day.
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The number of patients in intensive care remains unchanged at 20.
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The latest testing information shows 15,277 coronavirus tests were administered Tuesday. In Quebec, 1,702,115 tests have been given to date.
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