Coronavirus Canada updates: Seventy-two more fatalities in Quebec

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Seventy-two more fatalities in Quebec
Coronavirus Canada updates: Seventy-two more fatalities in Quebec

Health officials in Quebec have announced 72 more deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, to go along with 836 new cases.

The updates increase the province’s death toll to 877 and its case count to 18,357, which includes 3,555 recoveries, up by 240 since Saturday’s report.

There are now 1,102 people in hospital, a decrease of 28. Among those patients are 183 in intensive care, a decrease of 75.

Montreal, the epicentre of the outbreak now has 8,457 cases and 513 deaths. Laval is the only other region in Quebec to have more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 100 deaths.

As of April 19, health officials in the province have seen 145,191 negative test regults, while 2,905 people remain under investigation.

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