In Quebec, there were 46 new cases of COVID-19 that were identified by health officials, the fewest in a 24-hour stretch since its March 22 update.
For the seventh time in the past eight days, the province has also recorded fewer than 100 cases; before the recent stretch, it had not done so since July 11.
On Tuesday, health officials also announced six more fatalities, but only two of them occurred in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch. The updates increase the COVID-19-related death toll to 5,727 in Quebec.
Of the province’s 61,252 cases from throughout the pandemic, 54,083 have recovered, an increase of 153 since Monday. There are now 1,442 active cases in the province. That includes 145 people in hospital and 27 who are in intensive care.
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs from two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 9,762 tests, which is below its goal of 14,000.