Quebec public health has announced less than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,624 cases, increasing the provincial total to 248,860 since the pandemic began last March.
Health officials have also added 66 new deaths to the total. Of the newly-added deaths, 22 have occurred over the past day, 39 have occurred between January 14 and 19, four from earlier in January, and one from an “unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations has also decreased by 14 since Wednesday, for a cumulative total of 1,453 across the province. Intensive care numbers remained stable since Wednesday for a total of 216 across the province.
In total, Quebec has 9,273 virus-related deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,450,266 negative cases, with 221,327 being deemed “recoveries.”
Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data on Wednesday, January 20, at 6 pm.
Earlier this month, 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 18,508, with 728,127 total cases.