Quebec Reported 88 More Hospitalizations & Over 12k New COVID-19 Cases — A New Record

It shatters the last record, which was only a few days old.

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Quebec Reported 88 More Hospitalizations & Over 12k New COVID-19 Cases — A New Record

Quebec reported 12,833 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, December 28 — the most ever reported in the province over the course of the pandemic, shattering a record set less than a week earlier when officials reported 9,397 new cases on December 23.

There were a total of 702 hospitalizations recorded in the Tuesday report, a net increase of 88. Of those, 115 are in the intensive care unit, a net increase of six.

There were 15 more deaths linked to COVID-19.

The news comes as provincial health minister Christian Dubé prepares to hold a press conference on the COVID-19 situation at 1 p.m. National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda and government pandemic manager Daniel Paré will join him.

It's so far unclear what the health minister is planning for the conference, but Premier François Legault warned on December 22 that officials wouldn't hesitate to announce additional health measures if they believe the situation requires them.

Already in the past week, the government has closed bars, gyms, theatres and concert halls, reduced indoor private gathering capacity to six people or two households and issued a new province-wide work from home order.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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