The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 5,609 after announcing six more deaths and 137 known cases since Wednesday morning.
According to Santé Quebec, there are now 56,216 cases in the province, 308 hospitalizations, down 23 from Wednesday, and 27 patients in the ICU.
Currently, a reported 606,464 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.
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The new data had been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Wednesday, July 8, at 6 pm.
Santé Quebec says the 137 newly confirmed cases is the province’s biggest daily spike since June 25 when 142 cases were reported.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:
9 358 prélèvements effectués le 7 juillet
9 278 analyses réalisées le 7 juillet
606 464 cas négatifs le 8 juillet
56 216 cas confirmés le 8 juillet
Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) July 9, 2020
Canada’s coronavirus death toll now totals 8,737.