Health officials in Quebec have identified 114 new cases of COVID-19, which marks the second highest increase to its total since June 25.
Seven more victims have also been added to its death toll of 5,627. Three patients have died since Saturday’s update, while the other four occurred before July 4.
Of Quebec’s 56,521 cases throughout the pandemic, there are 25,862 people who have recovered, up by 89 since Saturday. Of the 25,032 active cases that remain, there are 306 people in hospital (down by seven), which includes 20 patients in intensive care (down by two).
Montreal remains the epicentre with 27,603 total cases (up by 48), but the spread of COVID-19 continues to gain pace in other parts of the province. The Laurentides region has 3,598 cases (up by 14) and Montérégie has 8,150 (up by 33).
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs from two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 10,608 tests for COVID-19.