For the fourth time this week, Quebec is reporting under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 984 cases to the provincial total since Thursday. The only time this week that Quebec reported over 1,000 cases was on Wednesday when 1,121 cases were added.
Public health has also added 25 new virus-related deaths to the provincial total. Of the newly-added deaths, four occurred over the past day, 13 between February 5 and 10, seven from earlier in February, and one from an “unknown date.”
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The number of hospitalizations has also decreased by 25 since Thursday, for a cumulative total of 849. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by six, for a total of 137 across the province.
Since Thursday, 7,927 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 280,612 across Quebec. To date, 310,425 doses have been received.
There are now 274,831 COVID-19 cases across the province, 254,001 recoveries, 10,173 deaths, and 2,623,478 negative tests.
As of February 8, businesses, salons, libraries, and museums were permitted to reopen everywhere across Quebec. University and CEGEP students are also allowed to begin a “gradual” return to physical classes.
Legault said the COVID-19 situation has been “improving” over the past few weeks, which he said is “very encouraging.”
The premier says public health sees a decrease in cases and hospitalizations “almost on a daily basis” and thanked Quebecers for their efforts.
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 21,088 along with 817,163 total cases.