Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports lowest case increase in weeks, Montreal surpasses dire mark

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa reports 82 new coronavirus cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa reports 82 new coronavirus cases

Health officials in Quebec recorded an additional 89 fatalities, raising the province’s death toll to 3,220.

Those fatalities are among the province’s 39,931 total cases after 706 new patients were identified, the smallest increase in daily cases since April 25.

There are now 10,470 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 414 since Tuesday. Of the province’s 1,876 hospitalizations (up by 35), 194 are in intensive care (an increase of eight).

Montreal’s COVID-19 epidemic continues with 20,232 cases and 2,063 fatalities, while no other region in the province has surpassed 5,000 cases or 1,000 fatalities. The 354 new cases (and 60 fatalities) on Wednesday pushes Montreal past the 20,000 cases mark, a first for a Canadian region. It comes just a day after Montreal surpassed 2,000 deaths.

As of its last update, Quebec has performed 261,569 negative tests for COVID-19 to go along with its positive diagnoses.

Premier François Legault says that the province is still below its goal of 14,000 tests a day, and is instead near the 9,000 mark. Additional efforts, such as mobile testing units, are expected to be introduced to Montreal’s worst-hit neighbourhoods throughout this week.


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