Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec continues to stay below 200-case mark

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Coronavirus Canada Update: B.C. records biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since April
Coronavirus Canada Update: B.C. records biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since April

Health officials in Quebec have announced 117 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 fatalities related to the virus, increasing the province’s totals to 54,263 and 5,298, respectively.

Of the fatalities, nine were recorded in the past 24 hours, while the other 20 occurred before June 9.

It marks the 10th straight day that the province has now reported less than 200 new cases of COVID-19, and the 17th 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.

Montreal remains the province’s epicentre with 26,815 cases (up by 58 since Tuesday) and 3,238 deaths (up by 22).

Of the province’s 54,263 cases, there are 22,549 people who have recovered, an increase of 199.

Of Quebec’s active cases, there are 690 people being treated in hospital (down by 28), which includes 72 are in intensive care (down by five).

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 tests after completing 6,812 tests for COVID-19.

On Wednesday, Quebec officials announced that they will allow gyms and beaches to reopen, while team sports will be also be allowed as of next Monday.

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