For the first time in April, Quebec public health is reporting under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 889 new coronavirus cases have been added to the provincial tally, the province’s lowest daily increase since March 29, when 864 cases were added.
Public health is reporting eight new coronavirus-related deaths, one of which is attributable to the past day. Six other deaths have been added to the province’s total from earlier in April and one from an “unknown date.”
Hospitalizations have decreased by ten since Sunday morning for a total of 664 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by two for a total of 167.
Quebec administered 41,731 COVID-19 vaccines since Sunday for a total of 2,871,140 since December 2020.
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There are now 345,697 total cases in Quebec, 10,886 deaths, 324,441 recoveries, and 3,382,569 negative cases.
Last week, Premier François Legault said he is “pleased” with the province’s vaccination plan and says Quebec has vaccinated the greatest portion of the population in the country besides Saskatchewan.
He says the province is on track to vaccinate every adult in the province who wants one by June 24.
In regards to who’s permitted to get vaccinated first, Legault says he believes the government has made the right choice to start with Quebecers who are at the greatest risk. He says since public health is vaccinating “more than other provinces,” it gives them the opportunity to “respect a certain order.”
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 23,965, along with 1,178,986 total cases.