Quebec reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd consecutive day

Dec 17 2020, 8:19 am

Quebec public health has added over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also added 22 virus-related deaths to the provincial total. Of the newly-added deaths, three have occurred over the past day, 14 between December 10 and December 15, three from earlier in December, and two at an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 27 since Wednesday, totalling 1,002 across the province. Among the hospitalizations, 134 are in intensive care.

Since Wednesday, 969 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered for a provincial total of 2,582.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 171,028, along with 7,635 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,208,820 negative cases, with over 145,532 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Wednesday, December 16, 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 13,822, with 484,062 total cases.