Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports biggest jump in cases due to computer error

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports biggest jump in cases due to computer error
Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports biggest jump in cases due to computer error

Quebec announced 2,209 new cases of COVID-19, increasing its total to 31,865.

The spike, which is the biggest the province has announced, is due in part to a computer error; 1,317 positive cases were missed between April 2 and 30, mostly from the Montreal, Laval and Monteregie regions. The remaining 892 cases were identified in the last 24 hours.

Along with the new patients, 69 more fatalities were reported, raising the death toll to 2,205 in Quebec. There are 7,258 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 293 since Friday.

Of the province’s 1,754 hospitalizations (up by 16) there are 218 in intensive care (a decrease of four).

Montreal’s COVID-19 epidemic continues with 16,251 cases and 1,365 fatalities, increases of 1,652 and 53, respectively. There are six regions in Quebec with at least 1,000 cases, while five of them have at least 100 deaths.

As of its last update, Quebec has performed 202,940 negative tests for COVID-19 to go along with its positive diagnoses.

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