Authorities in Quebec reported 180 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total to 57,796.
The province, which accounts for more than half of Canada’s COVID-19 fatalities, recorded one new death. The health crisis has killed 5,658 Quebecers to date.
The number of hospitalizations stands at 247, a decrease of four from the previous day. There are 15 patients in intensive care.
Quebec has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the country, with an uptick in new cases over the past week. However, the province’s deputy premier said on Monday that the increase is due to a boost in testing.
“Now, the situation is stable and under control,” said Geneviève Guilbault. “We have seen an increase in positive cases but also a very significant increase in tests.”
The last available date with testing data shows 10,501 tests were administered on Sunday. The province’s daily target is 14,000 tests.
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