LThe ministry also notes that a reassessment has identified a total of 78 previously confirmed cases whose result should have been negative. This situation is attributable to contamination of samples in a laboratory. These cases will be gradually withdrawn from the official record, which Quebec places on Friday at 62,124.
No deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours, and a death that occurred before August 21 is added, but the total remains the same at 5,750, as an investigation has shown that a previously recorded death was not was not attributable to COVID-19.
The number of hospitalizations increased by two compared to Thursday, for a total of 117. Of these patients, 17 are in intensive care, an increase of two.
There are 127,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported across Canada since the start of the pandemic. There were also 9,108 deaths.
Distribution of cases across the country, according to the most recent provincial and territorial reports:
– 62,124 cases in Quebec, including 5,750 deaths;
– 41,935 cases in Ontario, including 2,809 deaths;
– 13,476 cases in Alberta, including 237 deaths;
– 5,496 cases in British Columbia, including 204 deaths;
– 1,611 cases in Saskatchewan, including 24 deaths; – 1096 cases in Manitoba, including 14 deaths;
– 1,083 cases in Nova Scotia, including 65 deaths;
– 269 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, including three deaths;
– 191 cases in New Brunswick, including two deaths;
– 44 cases in Prince Edward Island;
– 15 cases in the Yukon;
– five cases in the Northwest Territories;
– no case in Nunavut.
To these provincial and territorial reports are added the 13 cases, all cured, among passengers repatriated from the cruise ship Grand Princess on March 10.