Quebec reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths, 120 new cases as testing spikes
A waiter wearing protective equipment collects the bill on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Saint-Sauveur, Que. as restaurants outside the Greater Montreal re-open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
MONTREAL -- There are now 5,340 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Thursday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 54,383.
That’s up 42 from the 5,298 deaths reported Wednesday; only 11 of those deaths took place over the past 24 hours, while 31 others occurred prior to June 10, health authorities said.
COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 120 from the 54,263 announced a day earlier, the fifth straight day for which there were fewer than 150 new cases.
There are 637 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Thursday, down 53 from the 690 reported Wedenesday. Of those in a hospital, 65 are in intensive care, down seven from the 72 reported 24 hours earlier.
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The number of people in Quebec who have recovered from COVID-19 as of Thursday is 22,754 up 205 from the 22,549 recoveries reported a day earlier.
Quebec reported that it completed 8,752 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, up 1,940 from the 6,812 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).