No COVID-19 deaths reported in Quebec over the past 24 hours

Mar 18 2021, 8:21 am

Since Wednesday morning, Quebec public health has reported zero new COVID-19-related deaths.

Seven new deaths have been added to the province’s total, five of which occurred between March 11 and 16, and two from “earlier in March.”

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 702 new coronavirus cases to the province’s tally, which now totals 300,152 since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 13 across the province to 519, and patients in intensive care have decreased by 6 for a cumulative total of 101.

There are now 10,576 deaths, 282,693, and 832,469 administered vaccines, 26,225 of which occurred over the past day.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that coronavirus cases have plateaued in the province. “There are no more increases in cases and hospitalizations,” said Legault.

As a result, the government has downgraded most regions in Quebec to Orange Zones. As of March 24, fitness centres, including gyms and sports facilities, can reopen across the province, including inside Red Zone areas.

During a Tuesday evening press conference, Quebec Premier François Legault announced the loosening of the province’s nightly curfew for all Red Zones, including Montreal.

As of March 17, Quebec’s nightly curfew has been moved back to 9:30 pm. Except for the three regions in Yellow Zones where curfews no longer apply.

The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

Quebec.ca

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

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 22,554, along with 919,239 total cases.

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