Fifty more people have died in Quebec, which marks the smallest daily increase in fatalities since April 13.
The province’s death toll now stands at 3,401. The victims are among its 41,420, an increase of 696 since Thursday’s update, which also includes 11,039 people who have recovered (up by 210). There are now 1,822 people in hospital (down by 12), including 191 in intensive care (up by one).
As of its last update, Quebec has performed 274,630 negative tests for COVID-19 to go along with its positive diagnoses.
Montreal’s COVID-19 epidemic continues with 21,038 cases and 2,154 fatalities, increases of 405 and 28, respectively.
Along with today’s daily COVID-19 stats, Premier François Legault announced that Quebec is donating one million masks to the Greater Montreal area. Public transit authorities will also receive $6 million to be able to buy masks, as well as distribute them to commuters
“We know there are neighbourhoods that are more hot in Montreal and Laval; it’s even more important that people in those areas wear a mask,” said Legault.