Quebec public health officials are reporting the province’s lowest daily COVID-19 increase since the start of December.
Public health has also added 55 new virus-related deaths. Of the new deaths, 16 occurred over the past day, 33 between January 12 and 17, six were reported from earlier on in January.
The number of hospitalizations has also increased by nine since Monday, for a cumulative total of 1,500 across the province. Intensive care numbers increased by five, for a total of 212.
In total, Quebec has 245,734 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 9,142 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,436,660 negative cases, with 217,575 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, January 17, 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 18,120, with 715,072 total cases.