Quebec surpasses 5,000 deaths as coronavirus pandemic continues

As the province continues to ease restrictions related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials in Quebec are expected to provide an update on their response to the crisis.

Premier François Legault will speak Tuesday morning alongside Health Minister Danielle McCann and Horacio Arruda, director of Quebec public health.

Quebec is continuing to loosen the rules implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

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The province reached a grim milestone on Tuesday after recording an additional 45 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 5,029.

In Quebec, there are 53,185 cases after 138 new infections were reported from the previous day.

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— With files from the Canadian Press

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