MONTREAL -- There are now 5,715 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Thursday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 60,917.

That’s up six from the total of 5,709 deaths reported Wednesday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 104 from the total of 60,813 announced a day earlier.

The number of new deaths in the past 24 hours did not increase, however. Public health officials explained the the six cases were retroactively added to the tally and were not recent.

There are 149 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Thursday, down two from the 151 reported Wednesday. Of those in a hospital, 23 are in intensive care, up three from the 20 reported 24 hours earlier.

The number of people in Quebec who have recovered from COVID-19 as of Thursday is 53,441, up 171 from the 53,270 recoveries reported a day earlier.

Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 12,218 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, up 569 from the 11,649 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).