Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 daily increase since end of March

Apr 19 2021, 3:37 pm

Quebec public health is reporting the province’s lowest COVID-19 daily increase since the end of March.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,092 new coronavirus cases have been added to the provincial tally, Quebec’s lowest since March 30 when 1,025 cases were announced.

Over the past 24 hours, 15 new coronavirus-related deaths were added to Quebec’s total, two of which were attributed to the past day, 11 from earlier in April, and two from an “unknown date.”

Hospitalizations have increased by three since Sunday morning for a total of 686 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by eight for a total of 183.

Over the past day, 40,433 COVID-19 vaccines were administered across Quebec for a total of 2,399,934 since the start of the new year.

There are now 338,044 total cases in Quebec, 10,816 deaths, 314,376 recoveries, and 3,227,048 negative cases.

Last 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 23,623, along with 1,121,498 total cases.

DH Montreal StaffDH Montreal Staff

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