The death toll in Quebec now stands at 688 after Premier François Legault reported 58 more people died in the past 24 hours.
The 58 deaths are part of the province’s 16,798 total diagnoses, with health officials identifying 941 new patients since Thursday’s update. Among the total cases, there are 1,076 people in hospital and 207 people in intensive care, which is a decrease of two in the past 24 hours.
There are also now 3,068 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus.
Montreal leads the way with 7,790 diagnoses after recording 479 more cases since Thursday. The Laval, Lanaudière and Montérégie regions have all also reported over 1,000 cases.
As of April 17, health officials have performed 136,924 negative tests for the virus.