Quebec reports over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases for 3rd consecutive day

Jan 5 2021, 8:13 am

Quebec public health has added over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day, along with 62 additional virus-related deaths.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the province has added 2,508 cases to the provincial total. Of the newly-added deaths, 17 have occurred over the past day 41 occurred between December 29 and January 3, three from earlier in December, and one from an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations increased by 23 compared to Monday, for a total of 1,317 hospitalizations across Quebec. The number of people in intensive care has increased by six over the past 24 hours, resulting in 194 patients in the ICU throughout the province.

Since yesterday morning, 2,529 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered for a total of 32,763.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 215,358, along with 8,441 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,341,990 negative cases, with 182,602 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Monday, January 4, at 6 pm.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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:

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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 16,125, with 614,552 total cases.