New COVID-19 cases in Quebec spike over 2,000

Jan 13 2021, 4:28 pm

After reporting back-to-back days of less than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, Quebec public health has announced 2,071 new cases since Tuesday morning.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, total coronavirus cases in the province have reached 234,695 since the start of the pandemic.

Along with the new cases, public health has added 35 new deaths for a total of 8,815 across Quebec. Seven virus-related deaths occurred over the past day, 23 between January 6 and January 11, for from earlier in January, and one from an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 19 since Tuesday for a cumulative total of 1,516. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has increased by eight for a total of 229 across Quebec.

Since yesterday morning, 7,855 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the province for a total of 107,365. To date, 156,325 doses have been received. The remaining are in transit through the health and social services network.

Public health also reports 2,396,839 negative cases, with 202,166 being deemed “recoveries.”

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Tuesday, January 12, 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 17,233, with 674,473 total cases.

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