Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 case increase in over 9 weeks

Jan 26 2021, 4:23 pm

Provincial cases have decreased for three consecutive days as Quebec health officials report the lowest daily COVID-19 case increase in over 9 weeks.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,166 new cases of the virus, the lowest since November 24, when 1,100 cases were added to the provincial total.

Along with the new cases, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 57 deaths to the province’s total.

Of the newly-added deaths, four occurred in the past day, 49 between January 19 and 24, three from earlier in January, and one from an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations increased by three since yesterday, for a cumulative total of 1,324. The amount of patients in intensive care has remained stable since Monday, with 217 across the province.

Over the past 24 hours, 5,927 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 224,879 throughout Quebec. To date, 238,100 doses have been received.

Quebec has now seen 256,002 total cases and 9,577 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,502,300 negative cases, with 230,803 being deemed “recoveries.”

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data as of Monday, January 25 at 6 pm.

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 19,301, with 754,751 total cases.

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