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Quebec tops 111,000 coronavirus cases as province adds 1,138 new infections

Nurses greet patients at a COVID-19 walk-in clinic in Montreal, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec has surpassed 110,000 novel coronavirus cases after the province hardest hit by the pandemic reported 1,138 new infections Thursday.

There are 28 additional deaths and 10 of them occurred in the last 24 hours, according to authorities. The health crisis has claimed the lives of 6,378 people to date.

The COVID-19 caseload now stands at 111,056, while recoveries have topped 94,000. It is the highest tally in the country, which has seen more than 245,000 cases so far.

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Quebec’s hospitalizations dropped by one to 538. Of those patients, 82 are in intensive care, an increase of one from the previous day.

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The latest data shows 27,326 tests were performed Tuesday. So far, the province has given 3,217,063 tests.

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Premier François Legault is expected to provide an update on the virus’s progression Thursday afternoon. He will address the evolving second wave at 1 p.m. at the provincial legislature.

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