Loading articles...

Quebec reports 74 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death linked to virus

FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, a lab technician extracts a portion of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate during testing at the Chula Vaccine Research Center, run by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 74 new COVID-19 cases today while patients in hospital and intensive care declined.

Health authorities say the latest confirmed infections brings the total to 61,673 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Health Department has also added one more death for which the date in unknown, bringing the total to 5,740.

The province says 54,682 people have recovered from the virus.

Hospitalizations are down seven to 117, of which 14 remain in intensive care – a decrease of two from the previous day.

The province conducted 15,599 tests on Friday, the last day for which figures were available.