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Quebec reports 799 new cases of COVID 19, seven more deaths linked to virus

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 799 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus. Health officials said today two of the deaths were reported in the past 24 hours while five occurred between Sept. 22-27. Hospitalizations rose by 35 patients compared with the prior day, for a total of 274, including …

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 799 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials said today two of the deaths were reported in the past 24 hours while five occurred between Sept. 22-27.

Hospitalizations rose by 35 patients compared with the prior day, for a total of 274, including 41 patients in intensive care, a rise of four.

Montreal and Quebec City, which have been moved into the highest pandemic alert level, reported the most new infections, followed by the Monteregie region, south of Montreal.

Quebec has reported 73,450 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 5,833 deaths attributed to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Montreal’s public health director is urging 18-to-34-year-olds to get tested for COVID-19, because she says people in that age group are testing positive at disproportionately higher rates than are older people but are less likely to get tested.

Dr. Mylene Drouin told a news conference today the city has reported 1,669 COVID-19 cases in the past seven days, about 240 cases per day.

Drouin was joined by…

by The Canadian Press

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