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Quebec adds 75 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, meets daily 14K testing goal

People line up at a mobile COVID-19 testing clinic, Thursday May 14, 2020 in Montreal North. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Quebec added 75 COVID-19-related deaths to its tally today, bringing the provincial death toll up to 3,940.

The province also reported 697 additional confirmed cases, raising the number of COVID-19 cases across the province to 46,838 – with more than 23,000 in Montreal.

The province began allowing outdoor gatherings with a maximum of 10 people from three families with social distancing in place, beginning Friday.

The province will further relax measures on Monday when some retail businesses are set to reopen in the greater Montreal area.

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The government has been urging people with symptoms to get tested and authorities reported Saturday they surpassed their daily testing goal, conducting 14,572 tests.

Health officials also reported that 14,044 people have recovered from the virus.