Quebec health officials announced 1,078 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
It’s now the sixth time in the past seven days that it has eclipsed 1,000-daily cases, a mark no other province has done. Before the recent stretch, Quebec had not reported a 1,000-case increase since May 3.
Since then, it has also experienced multiple stretches where the province consistently reported fewer than 100 daily cases as it contained the spread of COVID-19.
Of the latest cases, 290 were identified in the nation’s epicentre of Montreal. There were also 199 new patients diagnosed in Quebec City, 169 in Montérégie, 87 in Laval, 70 in Laurentides and 60 in Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec.
In K-12 schools around the province, 202 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the latest 24-hour reporting period, with 164 among students and 38 among staff. In that same stretch, 37 more schools reported their first case of COVID-19, while 41 more class bubbles were shut down.
Since schools opened, there have been 3,189 cases among students and staff. That includes 97 that recovered in the latest 24-hour stretch, leaving 1,769 currently infected patients in the system. So far, 983 schools have had a case of COVID-19, with 774 of them having an active case at the moment. In total, 1,016 class bubbles have been shut down and asked to learn remotely.
In the latest 24-hour stretch, two more Quebecers have died. Eight other fatalities from previous dates were also added to its death toll, while one was recently removed following an investigation into the cause of death.
in addition, 850 more people have recently recovered from the virus. Throughout the province, there are now 8,492 currently infected patients, which includes 425 in hospital (up by 16 since Wednesday) and 68 in intensive care (up by six).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its output from two days prior. Most recently, it completed 29,670 tests for COVID-19, as it continues to push its capacity.