Quebec reported 1,744 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The figure, which is the lowest daily tally reported in more than a month, has been attributed to a data transmission problem.
The health ministry said in a statement some laboratory data had been delayed, causing a dip in case numbers. The issue will be resolved during the day and the rest of the cases will be reported on Monday.
With Sunday’s incomplete figures, a total of 242,714 cases have now been confirmed in Quebec.
Additionally, the province announced 50 more deaths, eight of which occurred in the last 24 hours for which there is data.
At total of 9,055 deaths have now been attributed to the virus in Quebec.
The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased by 14 to 1,460. Of those patients, 215 are in intensive care — a drop of 12.
Montreal was once again the region with the most new cases, reporting 754 new cases on Sunday.
This figure may be lower than the actual number of new cases due to the province’s aforementioned problem with laboratory data.
A total of 86,493 cases have been confirmed in the city since the pandemic began.