Quebec reports second consecutive day of over 1,600 COVID-19 cases

Apr 9 2021, 8:37 am

For the second time in as many days, Quebec public health is reporting over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,683 have been added over the past day along with eight coronavirus-related deaths. Of the newly added deaths, five took place over the past 24 hours, and three occurred “earlier in April.”

This marks the province’s highest case count since January 22, when public health reported 1,683 cases.

Hospitalizations have increased by three since Thursday morning for a total of 569 across the province. Patients in intensive care have increased by two for a total of 134.

Since Thursday morning, 69,148 doses of the vaccine were administered for a provincial total of 1,754,749. It’s the first time public health has administered over 69,000 vaccines in a 24-hour period.

There are now 323,094 total cases, 10,726 deaths, 300,471 recoveries, and 3,115,915 negative cases.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

On Thursday, Quebec Premier François Legault announced Montreal and Laval’s nightly curfew would revert to 8 pm, as a “preventative measure” amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

The new curfew time goes into effect on Sunday, April 11.

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

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

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 23,211, along with 1,036,023 total cases.

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