Quebec resumes daily COVID-19 updates; reports 72 new cases, seven deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec has resumed releasing daily COVID-19 data following a widely criticized three-day interruption.The province is reporting 72 new cases of the novel coronavirus compared with the prior day, for a total of 55,390.Authorities also report five additional deaths from COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, and two deaths that occurred before June 21, for a total of 5,485.Last week, public health authorities said they would end daily COVID-19 updates in favour of a weekly summary, but reversed that decision after public outcry.During the three days for which there was no daily update — Friday through Sunday — the province reported 30 deaths attributed to COVID-19, an average of 10 per day.The province also reported 239 new cases of the virus during the same three-day period, for an average of nearly 80 cases per day.This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 29, 2020.The Canadian Press

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