Quebec reports seventh straight day of over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases

Apr 14 2021, 8:41 am

Quebec public health is reporting the province’s seventh consecutive day of over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, seven new coronavirus-related deaths have been added to the provincial tally, one of which occurred over the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations have increased by 17 since Tuesday morning for a total of 660 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by two for a total of 152.

There are now 331,031 total cases in Quebec, 10,763 deaths, 306,608 recoveries, and 3,160,905 negative cases.

Since April 7, Quebec has been averaging 1,604 new cases a day.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

During an afternoon press conference on Tuesday, Premier François Legault reminded citizens of Quebec that wearing face masks outdoors is mandatory.

Legault said there are “two exceptions to the rule,” if you are alone or with people you live with.

“If you are having a picnic outside with a maximum of eight people, who are seated two metres away, you don’t need to wear a face mask,” said Legault. He says a rise in hospitalizations and an uptick in provincial cases of the COVID-19 variant means all Quebecers should be wearing face masks outside.

He did not provide any additional details on potential fines for Quebecers who don’t wear face masks outside.

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 23,392, along with 1,078,562 total cases.

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