Coronavirus Canada Update: Quebec reports fewer than 100 new cases for the first time in a month

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For the first time since July 10, Quebec is announcing that it has identified fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour stretch.

Health officials identified 98 new cases, but also added 58 other cases to the province’s total case count due to a data transfer adjustment, according to a press release.

Over the past month, Quebec has seen a spike in cases in relation to its reopening plan, such as outbreaks connected to bars and large private gatherings.

It’s now the fifth straight day that the province has reported fewer than 140 cases. Between July 15 and Aug. 4, the province surpassed that mark 17 out of 21 times.

In late June and early July, Quebec enjoyed a stretch in which it became common to report fewer than 100 new COVID-19 patients daily.

Throughout the pandemic, Quebec has had 60,627 cases. That includes 5,696 people who have died, which is an increase of one since Sunday. For the first time since July 27, Quebec has updated its recovery stats, after experiencing a technical issue. There are now 53,041 resolved cases, an increase of 2,155.

Of the 1,890 active cases that remain, there are 157 people in hospital, which includes 21 in intensive care.

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