Quebec health officials have announced 142 new daily cases of COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch.
It’s now the seventh straight day that it has recorded over 140 cases, and the 11th straight day it has surpassed 100.
Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded at least 140 cases since June 25. Between June 26 and July 11, it stayed below 100 daily cases except on two occasions.
On Wednesday, the province also announced four fatalities, increasing the death toll related to COVID-19 to 5,662.
Among the province’s 57,938 total cases throughout the pandemic are 50,373 people who have recovered, up by 75 since Tuesday. Of the 1,903 active cases that remain, there are 235 people in hospital (down by 12), which includes 16 in intensive care (up by one).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs from two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 11,760 tests for COVID-19, which is below its goal of 14,000.
Montreal remains the epicentre with 28,228 total cases, up by 61 since Tuesday. On July 11, officials asked anyone who’s been to a bar in the city since Canada Day to get tested, prompting thousands to come forward.
The spread of COVID-19 also continues to gain pace in surrounding areas of the city, in some cases in connection to bars and parties. The Montérégie region has 8,462 cases (up by 39), Lanaudière has 4,427 (up by 15), Laurentides region has 3,713 (up by 13), and Laval has 5,904 (up by eight).