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Another region enters red zone as Quebec reports 42 COVID-19 deaths

Another region enters red zone as Quebec reports 42 COVID-19 deaths
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MONTREAL -- Quebec reported Thursday that 42 more people have died due to COVID-19, as another region enters the province s highest alert status.

Public health officials also said that 1,365 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the province bringing the total number of cases to 119,894 since the start of the pandemic.

There have been an average of 1,262 new cases each day for the past week.

Of the 42 deaths, nine were reported in the past 24 hours with 27 reported between Nov. 5 and Nov. 10. Two deaths were also reported before Nov. 5 and four from an unknown date.

Montreal reported eight of those deaths (3,562 total), Chaudiere-Appalaches reported six (93 total), as did Monteregie (777 total), and the Quebec City region reported five new deaths (367 total).

The Estrie (Eastern Townships region) is the and added 73 new cases Thursday (3,359 total) and four more deaths (51 total). The highest increases were found in Montreal with 325 new confirmed cases (45,612 total), Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean with 197 new (2,608 total), Monteregie with 172 new (17,338 total), and Lanaudiere with 138 new (9.078)

Laval s 76 new cases make it the third region with over 10,000 new confirmed cases, as the island now has reported 10,057 total cases.

Quebec s Institute of Public Health reports that there are now 11,930 active COVID-19 cases. The highest percentage of those outbreaks have been in the workplace where Quebec reports 741 active outbreaks (49.1 per cent). Educational facilities account for 415 outbreaks (27.5 per cent), and living and care environments account for 193 active outbreaks (12.8 per cent).

The number of hospitalizations in the province also increased Thursday with 10 more people being treated in the province s hospitals. That total is now 583. Of those, 86 people are in the intensive care ward, which is an increase of two.
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