Quebec is reporting 1,169 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.
The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations has increased by 13 to 540, while the number of people in intensive care dropped by one, for a total of 76.
Health Minister Christian Dube will take part in a virtual news conference today with officials in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, north of Quebec City.
The region, which was largely unaffected during the pandemic’s first wave, has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Dube says efforts are needed across the province to help break the second wave of COVID-19.
The Health Department says of the deaths reported today, five were recorded in the past 24 hours and most of the rest occurred last week.
The latest numbers bring the total number of infections in the province to 115,989 and the number of deaths to 6,455 since the beginning of the pandemic.