35 more coronavirus deaths in Quebec as case numbers pass 54,500

Jun 19 2020, 8:14 am

The Quebec government revealed that the province’s COVID-19-related death toll has reached 5,375 after announcing 35 more deaths since Thursday afternoon.

There are a reported 167 new known cases of the coronavirus, according to the Santé Quebec website. That brings the confirmed total to 54,550 known cases with 512 hospitalizations, 62 of whom are in the ICU.

Currently, a reported 496,727 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 25,000 cases have been resolved.

The data had been reported by hospitals and public health officials as of Thursday, June 18, at 6 pm.

Santé Quebec says despite the new cases, hospitalizations and patients in the ICU are continuing to drop.

Canada’s coronavirus death toll now totals 8,300, a 46 person increase since Thursday’s country-wide numbers.