Quebec reports drop in COVID-19-related deaths as hospitalizations decline further

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a 68-person drop in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19.

According to numbers published today on the province's open data website, there are now 1,926 people in hospital, compared to 1,994 on Saturday.

There are 66 people in intensive care, which is an increase of two.

The numbers show two additional deaths associated with the virus were reported in the province over the previous 24 hours.

Quebec has now recorded 15,139 deaths due to COVID-19, after passing the 15,000 mark on April 30.

The data also shows 822 new cases were detected with PCR testing, which is reserved for certain higher-risk groups.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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