Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 daily increase since end of November

Jan 25 2021, 4:25 pm

Public health officials are reporting the province’s lowest daily COVID-19 increase since the end of November.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,203 new cases of the virus, the lowest since November 24 when 1,100 cases were added to the provincial total.

Hospitalizations have also decreased for six straight days.

Along with the new cases, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 43 deaths to the province’s total.

Of the newly-added deaths, 12 occurred in the past day, and 31 occurred between January 18 and 23.

The number of hospitalizations decreased by six since Sunday for a cumulative total of 1,321. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by two over the past 24 hours, for a total of 217.

Quebec now has 254,836 total cases and 9,521 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,495,824 negative cases, with 228,887 being deemed “recoveries.”

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data on Sunday, January 24, 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 19,094, with 747,383 total cases.

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