Quebec adds 1,918 coronavirus cases, 62 deaths as hospitalizations drop

Quebec is reporting 1,918 new cases and 62 additional deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus Friday as the health crisis rages on.

The latest numbers bring the province’s caseload to 238,745. There have been more than 207,000 recoveries.

The death toll, which is the highest in Canada, stands at 8,938. The total was changed Friday after health authorities removed two fatalities previously linked to COVID-19.

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Hospitalizations related to the pandemic dropped by 27 to 1,496. Of those patients, one more is in intensive care for a total of 231.

Quebec conducted 39,981 tests Wednesday, the latest day for which that information is available. So far, more than 5.3 million tests have been administered.

The latest information for the province’s vaccination campaign will be released later in the day.

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