Quebec reports 239 new COVID-19 cases, fewest since March 21, and 52 new deaths


Quebec Premier Francois Legault. (File: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL — There are now 4,713 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Tuesday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 51,593.

That’s up 52 from the 4,661 deaths reported Monday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 239 from the 51,354 announced a day earlier.

The 239 new cases are the fewest recorded since March 21, when 38 new cases were confirmed.

There are 1,175 people being treated for COVID-19 in Quebec hospitals as of Tuesday, down 10 from the 1,185 reported Monday. Of those in a hospital, 161 are in intensive care, down two from the 163 reported 24 hours earlier.

Quebec reported that it completed 9,458 COVID-19 tests on Sunday, down 3,522 from the 12,980 it completed a day earlier. (Quebec reports its daily testing figures from two days prior).

Quebec Premier Francois Legault, Seniors Minister Marguerite Blais and Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge are providing Quebec’s daily COVID-19 update from Quebec City at 11:30 a.m.

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