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Quebec reports 179 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths as hospitalizations continue decline

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 179 new cases of COVID-19 today – the lowest number of new daily cases reported in the province since Sept. 7.

For the first time since Sept. 14, authorities are reporting no additional deaths linked to the disease, though deaths are often reported later. 

The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations declined by nine from Saturday and now stand at 274, while the number of patients in intensive care dipped by three to 61.

Authorities say 83,166 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours for a total of 6,096,312.

Montreal reported the highest number of new cases in the province with 57. 

No other region in the province reported more than 20 new cases. On a per capita basis, the Chaudière-Appalaches region, south of Quebec City, is the most affected, with 60 active infections per 100,000 people. There are currently 32 active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Quebec.

The province has logged 371,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,149 deaths linked to the disease. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 6, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press