Coronavirus Canada updates: Quebec stays below 200 cases for third straight day

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Quebec announced 156 new cases of COVID-19 and 52 related fatalities, increasing its totals to 53,341 and 5,081, respectively.

Of the recent victims, 25 died in the past 24 hours, while the remaining 27 people passed away before June 2, according to a press release by Quebec officials.

The 156 new cases marks the third straight day that Quebec has announced less than 200 new daily cases, and the 10th straight day that its been below 300.

Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded less than 300 since March 25. The last time it was under 200 (in mid-March), the province was still only announcing cases that had been confirmed twice.

As of Wednesday, there are now 19,841 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 480 since Wednesday. Of its now 27,419 active cases, there are 914 in hospital (down by 47), while there remains 117 in intensive care.

The Montreal region remains the province’s epicentre with 26,412 cases and 3,117 fatalities.

Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch it failed to meet its goal of 14,000, after completing 7 800 tests for COVID-19.

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