2020-08-12 by W.M.
Quebec reports fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases for third day in a row, one new death
Health authorities in Quebec announced 95 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 60,813.
There are now 5,709 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec — one of which occured in the past 24 hours, and 11 others from more than a week ago that were recorded late, officials say. Ten of the 11 deaths recorded late occured over the spring in Place Kensington, a private senior’s residence in Westmount that currently has no active cases of COVID-19, public health authorities said.
A change to the data platform health officials use generated disparities between data prior to July 26, affecting both cases and the numbers of deaths.
“The differences observed are a reflection of improvements made to data processing,” the government noted, adding that the data has been updated retroactively.
Wednesday is the third day in a row Quebec has reported less than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period — 98 new cases were recorded on Monday, and 91 on Tuesday.
As of Wednesday, 53,270 people are confirmed recovered from COVID-19, which is an increase of 135 from the number reported on Tuesday.
There are 151 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Wednesday, which is the same number as the one reported on Tuesday. Of those in a hospital, 20 are in intensive care, a decrease of one from the total reported 24 hours earlier.
Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 11,649 COVID-19 tests on Monday, up 2,545 from the 9,104 it completed a day earlier (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated.