Quebec reports 1,203 additional COVID-19 cases

Quebec's Public Health Director Horacio Arruda, left, Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Health Minister Christian Dube, right, speak to the media at the daily COVID-19 press briefing in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Heath authorities in Quebec are reporting 844 new cases of COVID-19 today -- in addition to 359 new cases reported during the past three days that they say were uncounted due to a technical problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec’s Public Health Director Horacio Arruda, left, Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Health Minister Christian Dube, right, speak to the media at the daily COVID-19 press briefing in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Heath authorities in Quebec are reporting 844 new cases of COVID-19 today — in addition to 359 new cases reported during the past three days that they say were uncounted due to a technical problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases of COVID-19, 844 of which are from the past 24 hours.

The province said today 359 cases between Oct. 10 and 12 were previously unreported because of what it said was a technical problem during an update to the computer system.

Health authorities are also reporting one death linked to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and five COVID-19 deaths from earlier dates, for a total of 5,976.

Hospitalizations increased by 20 to 488, with 80 patients in intensive care, a decrease of five.

With the previously uncounted cases, the rolling average of new cases over the past seven days has increased from 960 to 1,011.

Quebec has now reported a total of 88,994 COVID-19 cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2020.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.