Quebec announces over 2,500 COVID-19 cases for 6th straight day

Jan 8 2021, 8:17 am

For the sixth consecutive day, Quebec has added over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases to the provincial total.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 2,588 cases have been added to Quebec’s virus total over the last day, along with 45 additional deaths.

Among the 45 newly-added deaths, 14 have occurred over the past day, 27 from January 1 and 6, three from earlier in December, and one from an “unknown date.”

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 23 since Thursday for a cumulative total of 1,403. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has increased by five for a total of 207 across Quebec.

Since yesterday morning, 13,971 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the province for a total of 62,602.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 223,106, along with 8,606 deaths.

Public health also reports 2,362,787 negative cases, with 189,937 being deemed “recoveries.”

The new data was reported by hospitals and public health officials on Thursday, January 7, 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:

Quebec.ca

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

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 16,579 with 635,134 total cases.

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