Quebec public health has added over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases to the provincial total for the fourth day in a row.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 28 new deaths have been added throughout the province. Of the newly-added deaths, 10 have occurred in the past day, 14 between December 15 and December 20, one from earlier in December, and three from an “unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations has increased by seven since Monday, totalling 1,055 across Quebec. Of the hospitalizations, 137 are in intensive care.
Since Monday, 437 doses of the vaccine have been administered for a total of 5,273.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 181,276, along with 7,794 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,253,500 negative cases, with 154,673 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, December 21, at 6 pm.
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 advises people to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, wear face masks in public, respect the maximum 10-person limit for indoor gatherings, and limit their social bubbles.
Canada’s coronavirus death toll is now 14,332, with 515,314 total cases.