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Quebec reports 91 more COVID-19 deaths as confirmed cases surpass 52,000
Quebec Premier Francois Legault (File photo) THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
MONTREAL -- There are now 4,885 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Thursday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 52,143.
That’s up 91 from the 4,794 deaths reported Wednesday; public health officials said 65 of those newly reported deaths occurred prior to May 28.
COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 259 from the 51,884 announced a day earlier.
There are 1,076 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Thursday, down 65 from the 1,141 reported Wednesday. Of those in a hospital, 146 are in intensive care, down 12 from the 158 reported 24 hours earlier.
The number of people in Quebec who have recovered from COVID-19 as of Thursday is 17,336, up 238 from the 17,098 recoveries reported a day earlier.
Quebec reported that it completed 12,444 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, up 2,798 from the 9,646 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).
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