Quebec public health has added 2,546 new COVID-19 cases to the provincial total, along with 32 additional deaths.
Of the newly-added deaths, according to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, nine have occurred over the past day, 22 have occurred between December 28 and January 2, and one occurred at “an unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations increased by 69 compared to Sunday, for a provincial total of 1,294, 188 of whom are in intensive care.
Since yesterday morning, 1,711 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered for a total of 30,473.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 212,850, along with 8,379 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,336,874 negative cases, with 181,205 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Sunday, January 3, at 6 pm.
Despite the uptick in cases, public health says “the spread of COVID-19 is under control in Quebec,” but cites the next few weeks as “critical.”
The distribution of deaths in Quebec, by age group, is as follows:
The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:
Public health advises people to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, wear face masks in public, respect the maximum 10-person limit for indoor gatherings, and limit their social bubbles.
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 15,865, with 601,663 total cases.