Quebec reports 29 more COVID-19 deaths as hospitalization and ICU numbers continue to drop
Horacio Arruda, Quebec director of National Public Health responds to reporters during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic at the legislature in Quebec City. (FILE: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
MONTREAL -- There are now 5,298 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Wednesday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 54,263.
That’s up 29 from the 5,269 deaths reported Tuesday; of the newly reported deaths, nine occurred over the past 24 hours and 20 took place prior to June 9.
COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 117 from the 54,146 announced a day earlier. That is the 10th day in a row that newly reported cases remained below 200.
There are 690 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Wednesday, down 28 from the 718 reported Tuesday. Of those in a hospital, 72 are in intensive care, down five from the 77 reported 24 hours earlier.
The number of people in Quebec who have recovered from COVID-19 as of Wednesday is 22,549, up 199 from the 22,350 recoveries reported a day earlier.
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Quebec reported that it completed analyses of 6,812 COVID-19 tests on Monday, up 1,612 from the 5,200 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).