Quebec is reporting 843 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thanksgiving Monday as the pandemic continues.
The caseload now stands at 86,976. There are more than 72,000 recoveries from the respiratory illness.
The province also recorded 12 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Authorities say four of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours and eight occurred last week.
The health crisis has killed 5,965 Quebecers to date.
The number of hospitalizations jumped by 20. There are 457 patients in hospital as of Monday.
Of them, 75 people are in intensive care. That’s an increase of three from the previous day.
Health Minister Christian Dubé called on people to continue practising social distancing and abiding by public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“Together, we will break the wave,” he wrote on Twitter.
Quebec conducted 19,161 tests on Saturday, the latest day for which screening data is available. So far, 2,657,088 tests have been administered.View link »