Quebec health officials announced 137 new cases on Thursday, the most in a single day since June 25. It’s also the first time since July 4 that the province has surpassed 100 daily cases.
Of the six COVID-19-related deaths reported on Thursday, two of the victims passed away in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch, while four occurred before July 1.
Of Quebec’s 56,216 cases throughout the pandemic, there are 25,616 people who have recovered, up by 82 since Wednesday. Among the 24,991 active cases that remain, there are 308 people in hospital (down by 23), while 27 patients remain in intensive care.
Montreal remains the epicentre with 27,497 total cases (up by 36), but the spread of COVID-19 continues to gain pace in other parts of the province. The Laurentides region has 3,557 cases (up by 12), Monteregie has 8,057 (up by 52), Outaouais has 615 (up by six) and Capitale-Nationale has 1,865 (up by four).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, it completed 9,278 tests for COVID-19, which is below its goal of 14,000.