Quebec reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 175 cases; nearly half in Montreal area


MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with two new deaths related to the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services says 68 new cases cropped up on the island of Montreal, pushing the total there past 30,000 since the start of the outbreak.

Thirteen cases were reported in Laval today and 29 in the region of Monteregie.

The ministry says the two deaths occurred between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3.

Quebec is now reporting a total of 63,292 confirmed cases of the virus, while the death toll stands at 5,769 — more than any other province in both categories.

As of late morning, a cumulative 131,299 confirmed cases have been reported across Canada since the pandemic began, including 9,143 deaths.