Quebec health officials have reported less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases every day since Sunday.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 900 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours and hasn’t reported over 1,000 cases since February 12 when 1,049 were added.
Over the past week, Quebec’s average daily COVID-19 increase has been 862, compared to 1,025 during the week of February 4 to 10.
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Public health has also added 10 new deaths to the provincial total, four of which occurred over the past day. Four other deaths were attributed to dates between February 11 and 16, and two came from “earlier in February.”
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 19 compared to Wednesday, for a cumulative total of 747 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by one for a total of 129.
Since Wednesday, 2,234 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 302,118 across the province.
There are now 279,887 COVID-19 cases across the province, 260,245 recoveries, 10,264 deaths, and 2,680,694 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 21,435, along with 834,182 total cases.