The death toll due to COVID-19 in the province has reached 5,636, with three more deaths reported on Wednesday. One of the victims died in the past 24 hours, while the other two deaths occured before July 7.
There are also 56,859 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 129 new cases announced Wednesday. That includes 26,097 people who have recovered, up by 72 since Tuesday.
Of the recently identified cases, 72 of them are from Montreal, 31 from Montérégie and 10 from Laurentides.
Officials in Montreal are calling for anyone, particularly young people, who have been to bars in the last month to get tested for COVID-19. A handful of bars reported outbreaks over the weekend. So far, around 3,000 people have been tested in Montreal in the last two days.
Quebec’s testing numbers are reflective of its outputs from two days prior. In its latest 24-hour stretch, the province completed 9,601 tests for COVID-19.