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COVID-19 update: Quebec reports eight deaths as hospitalizations rise again

Hospitalizations with COVID-19 in the province are now at their highest level in more than three weeks.

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Quebec announced on Thursday that eight more deaths had been attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total to 16,770.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province increased by 44 to 1,663, of whom 514 are hospitalized because of COVID-19.

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This is the highest level of hospitalizations reported in Quebec since Sept. 3.

The number of those in intensive care remained unchanged at 34.

The province reported that 1,037 more COVID-19 cases had been confirmed through PCR testing at its clinics. Because this method of testing is not accessible to most Quebecers, the case numbers are not representative of the situation in the province. But it is the first time since mid-August that Quebec has reported more than 1,000 new PCR-confirmed cases two days in a row.

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