On Saturday, Quebec health officials announced that they identified 419 new cases of COVID-19, marking the smallest daily increase the province has recorded since March 28.
The update increased its total case count to 50,641, which now includes 4,439 fatalities, after officials announced 76 more victims on Saturday. Canada’s death toll also surpassed 7,000 with the latest update, while cases reached 90,000 nationwide.
Montreal remains the province’s epicentre, with 25,227 cases (up by 184 since Friday) and 2,740 fatalities (up by 50).
In the entire province, there are 1,197 people in hospital (down by 68), which includes 167 in intensive care (down by five). Among its total cases are 16,070 patients who have recovered (up by 162).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its most recent stretch, it failed to meet its goal of 14,000, but came close with 13,849 completed tests. According to Steve Faguy of the Montreal Gazette, Quebec has now tested five per cent of its population, which is only behind Alberta (5.2 per cent).