Hospitalizations continue to climb, Quebec reports nearly 1,900 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 16 2020, 8:15 am

Quebec public health has added 1,897 new COVID-19 cases, 43 virus-related deaths, and 16 new hospitalizations to the provincial total.

According to Santé Quebec, among the 43 new deaths, 13 have occurred over the past 24 hours, 25 between December 9 and December 14, three from earlier in December and two have occurred at an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 16 since Tuesday to 975, 128 of whom are in intensive care.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 169,173, along with 7,613 deaths. In the past day, 1,315 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 1,613.

Public health also reports 2,190,658 negative cases, with over 142,894 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Tuesday, December 15, at 6 pm.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Despite the uptick in cases, public health says “the spread of COVID-19 is under control in Quebec,” but cites the next few weeks as “critical.”

The distribution of deaths in Quebec, by age group, is as follows:

The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:

Public health continues to advise people to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, wear face masks in public, and respect the maximum 10-person limit for indoor gatherings.

Canada’s coronavirus death toll is now 13,702, with 477,353 total cases.