Quebec announced a dramatic increase in the number of “recuperated” COVID-19 cases Friday as the province introduced a brand-new system for determining them.
A massive 23,686 people were recorded as recently recuperated in Quebec on Friday, slashing the overall number of active cases in Canada by more than 80 percent.
On Thursday, there were a reported 27,603 active cases throughout the country, but Friday’s announcement in Quebec brings the total number of active cases in Canada to just 4,058
The change comes after weeks of Quebec’s recovery figures dragging other provinces with active cases still surpassing 25,000 Daily recovery numbers varied from as low as 49 on Monday, to as high as 156 on Thursday.
There are now just 1,556 active cases in Quebec.
Quebec health authorities did not at first provide an explanation of how they altered their method before and after the brand-new rise.
But later on Friday, health authorities stated they had formerly not listed individuals who were no longer in health center as having actually recovered.
Under the brand-new system, those who have tested favorable and are no longer hospitalized will be noted as having actually recovered after 14 days. For those who are immunosuppressed, it will be 21 days, and for those over the age of 80 or in long-term care houses, 28 days.