As of today, 8,878 people have died in Quebec from COVID-19, as public health adds 64 new virus-related deaths.
Of the newly-announced deaths, 15 occurred over the past day, 41 between January 7 and 12, four from earlier in January, and another four from an “unknown date.”
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 2,132 new coronavirus cases have been added to Quebec’s 236,827 total.
The number of hospitalizations has increased by seven since Wednesday for a cumulative total of 1,523. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has increased by one for a total of 230 across Quebec.
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Public health also reports 2,403,850 negative cases, with 204,741 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Wednesday, January 13, 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 17,445, with 684,654 total cases.