Quebec saw a triple-digit increase in novel coronavirus infections once again Tuesday as it reported 122 new cases.
There have been 62,614 cases in total, the highest in the country, since the pandemic began. There are 55,438 recoveries.
There has been an uptick in infections in the last two weeks, which prompted Premier François Legault to issue a plea on Monday to citizens to respect public health directives. As schools reopen, Legault said the next few weeks are critical.
Two additional deaths linked to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, were recorded Tuesday. Authorities say they occurred between Aug. 25 and 30.
The respiratory illness has killed 5,762 Quebecers to date. The province continues to lead the country in deaths as well as caseload.
The number of hospitalizations stands at 110, a decrease of two from the previous day. Of them, two more patients are in intensive care for a total of 20.
The province carried out 10,510 tests on Sunday, the last day for which testing data is available. Authorities say 1,673,913 tests have been administered to date.