Quebec reports 1,279 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths linked to virus
A woman waits to be tested for COVID-19 at a mobile test clinic in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Michel, Sunday, May 3, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:34PM EDT
MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 1,279 new COVID-19 cases today along with 15 more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.
Health officials say the total number of infections in the province stands at 92,297, and 6,032 people have died from the virus.
Authorities say one death previously attributed to the virus was found to have been due to other causes.
The number of people in hospital increased by ten to 517 while the number of people in intensive care decreased by 2 for a total of 85.
Health Minister Christian Dube noted the rising indicators in a morning tweet.
He's urging Quebecers to continue limiting their contacts in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.