Quebec hits one-day high of 1448 COVID-19 cases

James Marshall
November 16, 2020

He also said the government is considering temporarily closing schools to stem the tide of COVID-19.

And yet, the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, which represents teachers at English-language schools, along with a federation representing teachers at French-language schools, said Friday they did not support extending the winter break.

New data published by the province on its COVID-19 update page shows that nearly 50% of the province's outbreaks are happening in workplaces, while 29% are happening in schools.

The province continues to shatter its coronavirus case records, reporting the highest single-day number of new cases since the start of the pandemic in Quebec earlier this year.

Public health authorities say two of those deaths took place in the last 24 hours, 11 occurred between November 8 and 13, one was before November 8 and one occurred at an unspecified date.

Authorities say hospitalizations increased by ten, to 583, and 86 people were in intensive care, a rise of two.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 119,894 along with 6,557 deaths.

"But we shouldn't rejoice about 1,200 cases", he said at a news conference in Montreal where he and Marguerite Blais, the minister responsible for seniors, announced a $100-million annual investment in home-care services in the province. One death that was previously and mistakenly attributed to the virus has been removed from the tally. A previous version carried an incorrect title for Corrine Payne.

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