The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 5,298 after announcing 29 more deaths since Tuesday afternoon.
There are a reported 117 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 54,263 known cases with 690 hospitalizations, 72 of whom are in the ICU.
Currently, a reported 485,132 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.
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The data had been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Tuesday, June 16, at 6 pm.
Santé Quebec says despite the new cases, hospitalizations and patients in the ICU are continuing to drop.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, en date du 17 juin 2020 à 11h, la situation est la suivante:
7 160 prélèvements effectués le 15 juin
6 812 analyses réalisées le 15 juin
485 132 cas négatifs
54 263 cas confirmés
Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) June 17, 2020
Canada’s coronavirus death toll now totals 8,254, up 68 from Tuesday’s numbers.