Nearly 40,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered across Quebec in past day

Mar 19 2021, 8:26 am

Nearly 40,000 people across Quebec were vaccinated over the past 24 hours, bringing the province’s vaccination total to 872,459.

Since Thursday morning, 38,459 people were given a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Ministère de la SantĂ© et des Services sociaux has added 764 new coronavirus cases to the province’s total.

Public health has also added 11 new deaths to Quebec’s total, one of which occurred over the past 24 hours. Five deaths occurred between March 11 and 16, four occurred earlier this month, and one from an “unknown date.”

Hospitalizations have decreased by 15 to 504, and patients in intensive care have decreased by two across the province, now totalling 105.

There are now 300,916 cases, 283,478 recoveries, 10,587 deaths, and 2,877,654 negative tests.

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 nightly. 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 22,590, along with 922,848 total cases.

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