COVID-19: Quebec reports no new deaths as caseload stabilizes

Quebec Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault and Health Minister Christian Dubé will provide an update on the COVID-19 health crisis Monday afternoon, alongside Dr. Richard Massé from the department of public health.

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On Monday, 145 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total caseload in Quebec to 58,728 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Over the last week, infections of COVID-19 have been averaging nearly 160 cases a day, according to provincial figures.

The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus remains unchanged at 5,667. It is the second time in less than a week that no new fatalities were reported, the last time being July 22.

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The number of patients requiring hospitalization increased by three for a total of 200. Of those, seven are in intensive care, a decrease of three since Sunday.

Health authorities say 50,866 people in Quebec have recovered from the virus.

— With files from Global’s Alessia Maratta

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