Quebec public health has added 15 new COVID-19 related deaths to the provincial total, along with over 1,500 new cases.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, four of the newly added deaths are attributable to the past 24 hours, nine from earlier in April and two from an “unknown date.”
Hospitalizations have increased by one since Wednesday morning for a total of 661 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by seven for a total of 159.
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There are now 332,544 total cases in Quebec, 10,778 deaths, 307,748 recoveries, and 3,185,327 negative cases.
Across Quebec, 67,708 COVID-19 vaccines were administered over the past day for a cumulative total of 2,145,925.
Quebec has reported over 1,500 new coronavirus cases for the 8th consecutive day.
Earlier this week, Premier François Legault said that it is more possible for young people to catch COVID-19 during the third wave compared to the first and second.
“There are young people who have dealt with very serious consequences after catching COVID-19,” he said in French. “Now, the portrait has changed in younger people. There a lot more young people who are hospitalized because of the variants. We have two big months ahead of us.”
Legault said he is grateful for how young people have handled the pandemic and said it is now the health of young people at risk. “Now, you have to be careful with your health. We have 73 days ahead of us before we are all vaccinated, so be prudent.”
Legault says that by June 24, all adults who want the vaccine in Quebec will be able to receive it.
“We have two heavy months ahead of us before a return to normalcy,” he concluded.
The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:
The distribution of provincial deaths per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 23,445, along with 1,087,152 total cases.