Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec reports some of its best stats since March

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On Saturday, Quebec reported 226 new cases of COVID-19, marking the smallest increase to its total since March 21.

It’s now the sixth straight day that it’s logged less than 300 new cases. Before the recent stretch, it hadn’t recorded less than 300 daily cases since March 25.

Of its 52,624 total cases, there are 18,412 people who have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 648 since Friday’s update. Of the 29,242 active cases, there are now 981 people in hospital (down by 49); it’s the first time since April 15 that there have been less than a 1,000 patients in Quebec hospitals. Among its patients, there are now 129 in intensive care (down by two).

On Saturday, the province also announced 35 fatalities, raising the death toll to 4,970. According to a press release, 22 of those deaths were recorded in its latest 24-hour stretch, while 13 occurred before May 30.

The Montreal region remains the epicentre with 26,122 cases (up by 97) and 3,062 deaths (up by 15).

Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. For the eighth straight occasion, it failed to meet its goal of 14,000, after completing 10,789 tests for COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch.

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