COVID-19 cases in Quebec have surpassed the quarter-million mark since the start of the pandemic.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,631 new cases increasing the provincial total to 250,491.
Health officials have also reported 88 new deaths. Of the newly-added deaths, 18 have occurred in the past 24 hours, 33 have occurred between January 15 and 20, 33 occurred from earlier in January, and four from “an unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations has also decreased by 27 since Thursday, for a cumulative total of 1,426 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by four since Thursday, for a total of 212 across the province.
In total, Quebec has 9,361 virus-related deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,457,564 negative cases, with 223,367 being deemed “recoveries.”
Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data on Thursday, January 21, 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 18,622, with 731,450 total cases.