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QUÉBEC CITY, Oct. 14, 2020 T/CNW Telbec/ - he most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec show 844 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 88,994. Also, 1 new death has occurred in the last 24 hours, to which is added 4 deaths which have occurred between October 7 and October 12 and 1 death which has occurred at an unknown date, for a total of 5,976. The number of hospitalizations increased by 20 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 488. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 5, for a total of 80. The samples conducted on October 12 amount to 20,959 for a total of 2,698,433.


Summary Data Evolution Table

Date

Confirmed cases

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations in intensive care

Tests performed

October 7

 

1,078

 

11

425

(+16)

68

(+6)

29,387

October 8

 

1,102

 

10 + 4*

*Unknown date

433

(+8)

67

(-1)

28,773

October 9

1,097

 

4

 

444

(+11)

73

(+6)

24,503

October 10

980*

(includes addition : 38)

11

437

(-7)

72

(-1)

19,161

October 11

1,056*

(includes addition : 213)

7

457

(+20)

75

(+3)

20,386

October 12

923*

(includes addition 108)

4

468

(+11)

85

(+10)

20,959

October 13

844

1 + 1*

*Unknown date

488

(+20)

80

(-5)

NA

*359 cases were added between October 10 and 12, due to a technical issue that occurred during an update of the computer system, which caused a transmission error for some of the cases. The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux continues to evolve its systems to adjust to the ongoing pandemic. The situation is now resolved. Note that this correction increased the 7-day moving average from 960 cases to 1,011 cases.

Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown. It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.

A reminder concerning public health instructions

To limit to the utmost the virus' spread, it is important to:

  • frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;
  • use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;
  • respect the measures regarding private gatherings and activities in a public setting according to the alert level in effect in your region;
  • limit your travel as much as possible.

For people aged 10 and over, wearing a face covering is now mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;
  • cough into your elbow;
  • immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;
  • consult one of the self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Cision View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2020/14/c9406.html

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