Quebec surpasses 220,000 total COVID-19 cases, over 8,500 deaths

Jan 7 2021, 8:21 am

COVID-19 cases in Quebec have now passed the 220,000 mark since the pandemic began in March, and the provincial death toll is now over 8,500.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, there are currently 220,518 positive COVID-19 cases in Quebec along with 8,562 virus-related deaths.

Public health has added 2,519 new cases since Wednesday morning and 74 additional deaths. Of the new deaths, 16 have occurred in the past day, 41 between December 31 and January 5, 15 from earlier in December, and two from an “unknown date.”

Since yesterday morning, 9,960 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the province for a total of 48,632.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 220,518, along with 8,562 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,348,004 negative cases, with 186,996 being deemed “recoveries.”

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

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

On Wednesday, 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 16,369 with 626,800 total cases.