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Quebec sees 86 new coronvirus cases, 1 additional death

A clown makes balloon-shaped animals for children in the Old Port of Montreal, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
A clown makes balloon-shaped animals for children in the Old Port of Montreal, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Quebec saw an uptick in new novel coronavirus cases Thursday after reporting 86 infections, bringing the total to 61,402.

One additional death related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, was recorded. Authorities say the death did not occur in the past 24 hours but a date was not provided.

To date, the province remains the hardest hit by the pandemic. The health crisis has killed 5,730 people since March.

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The number of patients in hospital remained unchanged Thursday at 146. Of them, 25 people are in intensive care, a decrease of one from the previous day.

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The most recent data for testing in Quebec shows that 16,226 tests were administered Tuesday.

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