Quebec reports fewest COVID-19 infections since last summer, ICU cases continue to drop
MONTREAL -- There are now 50 people in the ICU due to COVID-19 in Quebec, the fewest receiving intensive care since September 2020.
Overall, there are 209 people in hospitals, a reduction of five Tuesday, four of which were from the ICU.
This is according to the province's daily COVID-19 update, which reported 105 new cases.
The last time the province saw a similar number of new infections was in late August.
In total, 373,217 people are known to have contracted the virus in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
Of those, 360,410 have recovered and 11,177 have died. There are 1,630 remaining active cases.
The province confirmed there were no new deaths in the last 24 hours due to the virus.
However, six deaths were added to the province's overall tally. Of those, three occurred between June 8 and 13, and three more were before that period.
Two deaths were removed after it was confirmed they were not due to COVID-19.
The province conducted 15,968 tests on June 13. The province releases its testing figures 48 hours after the reported date.
On that day, the positivity rate was 0.8 per cent, one of the province's lowest reported rates since August 2020.
Approximately 69 per cent of Quebecers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Health-care workers administered 86,880 vaccine doses in the past 24 hours. An additional 4,852 doses, which were previously unreported, were also added for a total of 6,868,473 doses administered.
In total, the province has received 7,597,539 vaccine doses from the federal government after 511,290 Pfizer doses were delivered on Monday.
As for Moderna, 654,080 doses of that vaccine are expected to arrive later this week.
Montreal reported the most new cases of anywhere in Quebec with 26 new infections.
The city's total now stands at 132,109 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
A close-second was Monteregie (19 new, 51,133 total), then Lanaudiere (17 new, 23,926 total), and Outaouais (12 new, 12,385 total).
-- This is a developing story that will be updated