Quebec tops 1,000 new cases as coronavirus crisis gains steam

Quebec has surpassed one of its highest novel coronavirus daily tallies in months as health authorities reported 1,052 new cases Friday.

The pandemic has led to 76,273 cases, with new infections surging in recent weeks. There are more than 61,000 recoveries.

The province also saw seven additional deaths attributable to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Authorities say they occurred in September.

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The death toll stands at 5,857 as Quebec remains the hardest-hit province in Canada.

Hospitalizations also continued to climb Friday with 302 patients, an increase of 27 from the previous day. Of them, 49 are in intensive care.

A total of 30,948 tests were conducted Wednesday. Since March, 2,399,143 tests have been administered.

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