Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec continues to stay below 200 cases of COVID-19

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Health officials in Quebec have announced 124 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 fatalities related to the virus, increasing the province’s totals to 54,674 and 5,408, respectively.

Of the fatalities, 18 were recorded in the past 24 hours, while the other 15 occurred before June 12.

It marks the 13th straight day that the province has now reported less than 200 new cases of COVID-19, and the 20th straight day that it’s been below 300.

Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded less than 300 cases 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 27,001 cases (up by 64 since Friday) and 3,321 deaths (up by 23).

Of the province’s 54,674 cases, there are 23,201 people who have recovered, an increase of 229. Of Quebec’s 26,065 active cases, there are 529 people being treated in hospital (down by 25), while there remains 62 in intensive care.

Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, it completed 9,870 tests for COVID-19.

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