Zero COVID-19-related deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours in Quebec.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 11 coronavirus-related deaths to the provincial tally, eight of which were from February 19 and 24. Three virus-related deaths occurred earlier in February.
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Public health also added 815 new COVID-19 cases, the province’s 14th straight day of reporting under 1,000 new cases.
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 13 compared to Thursday, for a cumulative total of 620 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by three for a total of 1,119.
Since Thursday morning, 12,038 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 400,540 across the province.
There are now 286,145 COVID-19 cases across the province, 267,885 recoveries, 10,372 deaths, and 2,745,977 negative tests.
On Tuesday, Premier François Legault said Quebec would begin giving the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public.
Being the first prioritized group in the general public, Quebecers aged 85 and older will be able to get the shots starting next week.
Legault said the announcement is “great news” for the province and said, “We see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Legault said in a few weeks, all vulnerable people will be vaccinated across the province and said that while encouraging, it will “take some weeks before the vaccine has its full impact.”
As of February 26, movie cinemas, indoor sports facilities, and pools will be reopening across Quebec red zones next week, in time for March break.
Santé Quebec advises residents to “frequently wash” their hands (for 20 seconds with soap and water), use alcohol-based disinfectant, respect the measures regarding private gatherings, and limit travel as much as possible.
The distribution of deaths in Quebec by age group is as follows:
The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 21,865, along with 858,220 total cases.