Quebec reports 62 additional COVID-19 cases and three more deaths


MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 62 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

But officials said today the total number of deaths increased only by two, to 5,746, because one death previously added to the tally turned out to be unrelated.

Hospitalizations increased by three to 118, while the number of people in intensive care remained stable at 12.

Officials completed 9,231 tests on Aug. 23, the last day for which testing data is available. That number is significantly lower than in recent days.

There have been a total of 61,803 COVID-19 cases in Quebec, of which 54,850 are considered recovered.

Health Minister Christian Dube will provide details on the government’s pandemic response later today.