Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec and Canada both reach dire fatality milestones

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Coronavirus Canada Update: Five new cases in Saskatchewan
Coronavirus Canada Update: Five new cases in Saskatchewan

Health officials in Quebec recorded 69 fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the province’s death toll to 1,515 and Canada’s to over 2,500.

Those fatalities are among the province’s 24,107 total cases, after 840 new patients were identified. There are 5,342 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 285 since yesterday.

Of the province’s 1,518 hospitalizations (up by 8), there are 217 in intensive care, a decrease of two.

Montreal remains the epicentre with 11,621 cases and 938 fatalities. Laval is the only other region with over 200 fatalities, while there are five regions in Quebec with at least 1,000 cases.

As of April 26, the province has also seen 171,470 negative COVID-19 tests.

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