Quebec reports under 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for consecutive days

Jan 12 2021, 4:28 pm

For the first time since mid-December, Quebec public health is reporting less than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,934 cases have been added to Quebec’s virus total over the last day. On Monday, Quebec reported 1,869 cases. The province hadn’t reported back-to-back days of less than 2,000 new cases since December 16 and 17.

Health officials have also reported 47 deaths over the past day. Of the newly-added deaths, 13 occurred in the past 24 hours, 27 have occurred between January 5 and January 10, four from earlier in January, and three from an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 61 since Monday for a cumulative total of 1,497. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has increased by 10 for a total of 221 across Quebec.

Since yesterday morning, 7,058 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the province for a total of 99,510. To date, 115,375 doses have been received. The remaining are in transit through the health and social services network.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 232,624, along with 8,782 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,390,064 negative cases, with 199,920 being deemed “recoveries.”

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, January 11, at 6 pm.

Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault said the virus was “spreading too fast” and is “out of control” in the province.

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 17,127, with 671,084 total cases.

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