Quebec announced 158 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 related fatalities, increasing its totals to 53,824 and 5,195, respectively.
Of the recent victims, 16 died in the past 24 hours, while the remaining 31 people passed away before June 5, according to a press release by Quebec officials.
The 158 new cases mark the sixth straight day that Quebec has announced less than 200 new daily cases, and the 13th straight day that it’s been below 300.
Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded less than 300 since March 25. The last time it was under 200 (in mid-March), the province was still only announcing cases that had been confirmed twice.
As of Saturday, there are now 21,281 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 458 since Friday. Of its now 27,348 active cases, there are 788 in hospital (down by 52), which includes 102 in intensive care (down by five).
The Montreal region remains the province’s epicentre with 26,613 cases and 3,189 fatalities, increases of 56 and 31, respectively.
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, it failed to meet its goal of 14,000 after completing 9,493 tests for COVID-19.