Coronavirus Canada updates: Seventy-four more fatalities, Quebec adds victims to its deadliest day

Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new coronavirus cases Saturday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new coronavirus cases Saturday

Quebec health officials have identified 563 new cases of COVID-19, to go along with 74 more fatalities.

The update increases its totals to 49,702 and 4,302, respectively.

According to Quebec’s public health website, only seven of the 74 fatalities happened in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch. Instead, the province continues to add backdated deaths to its tallies from weeks prior.

April 29, which is the deadliest day on record, now has 133 fatalities. Two more Quebec victims (out of the 74 announced today) were added to its tally.

Among its total cases are 15,618 people who have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 299 since Wednesday’s update. Of its active cases, there are 1,331 in hospital (down by 47), which includes 178 in intensive care (down by six).

In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 12,960 tests. It’s now the fourth straight day that officials have failed to reach Quebec’s goal of 14,000 tests a day, after reaching the mark twice at the end of last week.

The province’s testing numbers represent what health officials were able to gather two days ago. Along with 12,960 completed tests on May 26, health officials were able to gather 14,696 test samples.

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