Quebec health officials are reporting zero COVID-19-related deaths over the past day.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also added 800 new cases, the province’s fourth consecutive day of reporting under 1,000 new cases.
While the zero death increase is encouraging, public health has added 11 deaths retroactively from February 10 to 15, two from earlier in February, and one from an “unknown date.”
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The number of hospitalizations decreased by five compared to Tuesday, for a cumulative total of 766 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by four for a total of 130.
Since Tuesday, 1,714 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 299,673 across the province.
There are now 278,987 COVID-19 cases across the province, 259,416 recoveries, 10,258 deaths, and 2,672,517 negative tests.
As of last week, 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.”
As of February 26, movie cinemas, indoor sports facilities, and pools will be reopening across Quebec red zones next week, in time for March break.
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 21,397, along with 831,577 total cases.