MONTREAL -- There are now 4,302 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Thursday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 49,702.

That’s up 74 from the 4,228 deaths reported Wednesday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 563 from the 49,139 announced a day earlier.

There are 1,331 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Thursday, down 47 from the 1,378 reported Wednesday. Of those in a hospital, 178 are in intensive care, down six from the 184 reported 24 hours earlier.

The number of people in Quebec who have recovered from COVID-19 as of Thursday is 15,618 up 299 from the 15,319 recoveries reported a day earlier.

Quebec reported that it completed 12,960 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, up 2,359 from the 10,098 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).