Quebec public health has added 2,349 new COVID-19 cases to the provincial total. This is the sixth day in a row that cases have been over 2,000.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 49 new deaths have been added throughout the province.
Of the newly-added deaths, 13 have occurred in the past day, 29 between December 17 and December 22, two have occurred before December 17, and two are from an “unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 15 since Wednesday, totalling 1,052 across Quebec. Of the hospitalizations, 146 are in intensive care.
Since Monday, 3,942 doses of the vaccine have been administered for a total of 11,171.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 185,872, along with 7,913 deaths.
Public health is also reporting a total of 158,201 cases that have been deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Wednesday, December 23, at 6 pm.
Public health continues to emphasize that while “the spread of COVID-19 is under control in Quebec,” the next few weeks are “critical.”
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 14,691, with 533,152 total cases.