For the first time in April, Quebec public health reports under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours for consecutive days.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 899 new coronavirus cases have been added to the provincial tally. This is the first time the province has announced consecutive sub-1,000 cases for two days since March 28 and 29.
Public health is reporting 14 new coronavirus-related deaths, three of which are attributable to the past day. Eleven of the deaths have been added from earlier in April.
Hospitalizations have increased by three since Monday morning for a total of 667 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by three for a total of 170.
Quebec administered 44,629 COVID-19 vaccines since Monday for a total of 2,916,897 since December 2020.
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There are now 346,596 total cases in Quebec, 10,898 deaths, 325,691 recoveries, and 3,302,851 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 24,024, along with 1,187,918 total cases.