Quebec’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,134 after Premier François Legault announced 93 more fatalities since yesterday.
Health officials have also diagnosed 839 new cases, increasing the province’s total to 20,965, which includes 4,291 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 243. There are 1,278 people in hospital, up by 54, and 199 in intensive care, which is down by two since yesterday’s update.
Montreal remains the province’s epicentre with 9,856 cases and 647 deaths related to COVID-19. There are at least 1,000 cases in the regions of Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, Lanaudière, Montérégie and Laval, which has reported over 100 deaths.
As of April 22, health officials in Quebec have also seen 155,083 negative test results for COVID-19.