Quebec adds 17 new COVID-19 deaths, over 1,100 new cases to provincial total

Apr 20 2021, 8:27 am

Quebec public health has added 17 new COVID-19-related deaths and over 1,100 new cases to the provincial total.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,136 new coronavirus cases have been added to the provincial tally over the past day.

Since Monday morning, 17 new coronavirus-related deaths were added to Quebec’s total, four of which were attributed to the past day, 11 from earlier in April, and two from an “unknown date.”

Hospitalizations have increased by eight since Monday morning for a total of 694 across the province. Intensive care numbers have decreased by six for a total of 177.

Over the past day, 47,799 COVID-19 vaccines were administered across Quebec for a total of 2,448,409 since December 2020.

There are now 339,180 total cases in Quebec, 10,833 deaths, 315,984 recoveries, and 3,237,338 negative cases.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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 23,667, along with 1,131,773 total cases.

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