Quebec, which leads the country when it comes to novel coronavirus infections and deaths, topped 55,500 cases as of Wednesday.
The province recorded an additional 66 COVID-19 cases from the previous day, for a total of 55,524 since the pandemic first bore down in March.
The health crisis has killed 5,527 Quebecers — representing more than half of Canada’s death toll. On Wednesday, 24 new fatalities were reported in the province.
The number of hospitalizations dropped by 13 from Tuesday for a total of 422. There are 33 patients in intensive care, a decrease of five from the previous day.
Montreal, the epicentre of the virus’s outbreak in Canada, remains the hardest-hit region by the pandemic. There are 27,327 cases and 3,392 deaths have been reported.
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