For now, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is under control in Québec, but the present weeks are critical. Community transmission of the virus now extends to all regions of Québec. The Government is taking all the necessary measures to contain the contagion as much as possible.
The latest data of the evolution of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours in Québec reveal:
- 1,364 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 81,014.
- Also, 3 new deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, to which is added 9 deaths which have occurred between September 29 and October 4, 1 death which has occurred before September 29 and 4 deaths which have occurred at an unknown date. However, the total is at 5,899 due to the withdrawal of 2 deaths that the investigation has shown not to be attributable to COVID‑19.
- The number of hospitalizations increased by 36 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 397. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 5, for a total of 67.
- The samples conducted on October 4 amount to 20,339 for a total of 2,500,916.
Summary Data Evolution Table
|Date||Confirmed cases||Deaths||Hospitalizations||Hospitalizations in intensive care||Tests performed|
|September 29, 2020||838||8||262 (+15)||43 (+2)||33 510|
|September 30, 2020||933||13||275 (+13)||46 (+3)||30 948|
|October 1, 2020||1 052||7||302 (+27)||49 (+3)||28 778|
|October 2, 2020||1 107||7 + 2 Unknown date||326 (+24)||60 (+11)||27 453|
|October 3, 2020||1 079||5 + 1 Unknown date||334 (+8)||64 (+4)||25 203|
|October 4, 2020||1 191||7 + 1 Unknown date||361 (+27)||62 (-2)||20 339|
|October 5, 2020||1 364||3 + 4 Unknown date||397 (+36)||67 (+5)||NA|
Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown. It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.