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Quebec reports 1,097 COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths as hospitalizations rise

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Quebec is reporting another 1,097 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 14 additional deaths linked to the pandemic.

The province’s Health Department says three of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, seven happened between Oct. 3 and 8, and four occurred earlier.

Quebec has reported more than 1,000 new cases for six of the last seven days.

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Hospitalizations increased by 11 to 444, and six more people are in intensive care, for a total of 73.

Quebec has now reported a total of 85,191 cases and 5,950 deaths since the pandemic began.

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In a Facebook post, Premier François Legault urged Quebecers to take care of their mental health, noting that many people may be feeling scared or anxious during a second wave.

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