For the sixth consecutive day, Quebec public health has reported under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added exactly 800 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.
Over the past week, Quebec’s average daily COVID-19 increase has been 836, compared to 1,025 during the week of February 4 to 10.
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Public health has also added 14 new deaths to the provincial total, one of which occurred over the past day. Twelve other deaths were attributed to dates between February 12 and 17, and one came from “earlier in February.”
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 19 compared to Thursday, for a cumulative total of 723 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by two for a total of 127.
Since Thursday, 9,202 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 311,651 across the province.
There are now 280,687 COVID-19 cases across the province, 261,429 recoveries,10,278 deaths, and 2,690,601 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 21,498, along with 837,497 total cases.