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Quebec reports 844 new COVID-19 infections plus 359 previously uncounted cases

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases of COVID-19, 844 of which are from the past 24 hours.

The province said today 359 cases between Oct. 10 and 12 were previously unreported because of what it said was a technical problem during an update to the computer system.

Health authorities are also reporting one death linked to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and five COVID-19 deaths from earlier dates, for a total of 5,976.

Hospitalizations increased by 20 to 488, with 80 patients in intensive care, a decrease of five. 

With the previously uncounted cases, the rolling average of new cases over the past seven days has increased from 960 to 1,011.

Quebec has now reported a total of 88,994 COVID-19 cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

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