Hospitalizations in Quebec have reached their highest numbers since May.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, there are currently 1,393 Quebecers hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, 202 of whom are in intensive care — an increase of 76 people since Tuesday.
Public health has also added 2,641 new COVID-19 cases and 47 additional virus-related deaths. Of the newly-added deaths, 13 occurred over the past day, 28 between December 30 and January 4, five from earlier in December, and one from an “unknown date.”
Since yesterday morning, 6,221 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered for a total of 38,984.
Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 217,999, along with 8,488 deaths.
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Public health also reports 2,348,004 negative cases, with 184,904 being deemed “recoveries.”
The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Tuesday, January 5, 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 16,233 with 618,646 total cases.