Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec continues to stay below 200 daily cases, reports fatalities backlog

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Health officials in Quebec have announced 167 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 fatalities related to the virus, increasing the province’s totals to 54,550 and 5,375, respectively.

Of the fatalities, five were recorded in the past 24 hours, while the other 30 occurred before June 11.

It marks the 12th straight day that the province has now reported less than 200 new cases of COVID-19, and the 19th 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 26,937 cases (up by 64 since Thursday) and 3,298 deaths (up by 31).

Of the province’s 54,550 cases, there are 22,972 people who have recovered, an increase of 218. Of Quebec’s active cases, there are 574 people being treated in hospital (down by 63), which includes 62 in intensive care (down by three).

Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, it completed 9 750 tests for COVID-19.

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