Quebec health officials announced 100 new cases on Friday, marking the second straight day that the province has recorded triple-digits. Before the recent stretch, it went four straight days with lower than 100 new cases.
Three more people have died, but only two of them occurred in the past 24 hours. The other victim died before July 2, increasing the death toll to 5,612.
Of Quebec’s 56,316 cases throughout the pandemic, there are 25,675 people who have recovered, up by 59 since Thursday. Among the 25,029 active cases that remain, there are 317 people in hospital (up by nine), which includes 24 patients in intensive care (down by three).
Montreal remains the epicentre with 27,529 total cases (up by 32), but the spread of COVID-19 continues to gain pace in other parts of the province. The Laurentides region has 3,572 cases (up by 15), Montérégie has 8,088 (up by 31), Outaouais has 618 (up by three) and Capitale-Nationale has 1,873 (up by eight).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 10,452 tests for COVID-19, which is below its goal of 14,000, but the most it has performed since June 5.