Quebec reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, a dozen additional deaths

Apr 28 2021, 8:25 am

Quebec public health has added 1,094 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours and a dozen virus-related deaths.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, provincial cases now total 347,690, along with 10,908 deaths.

Of the newly reported deaths, three occurred over the past 24 hours, and nine were attributable from earlier in April.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 24 since Tuesday morning for a total of 643 across the province. Intensive care numbers have decreased by nine for a total of 161.

Quebec administered 50,312 COVID-19 vaccines over the past 24 hours for a total of 2,967,209 since December 2020.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Premier François Legault announced  Montreal and Laval’s nightly COVID-19 curfew would be pushed back to 9:30 pm as of May 3.

Legault says Quebec is on track to vaccinate 75% of the population with one dose by June 24. Health Minister Christian Dubé hinted that a vaccine passport is in the works for Quebec, citing he’s been talking about “vaccination proof” since the start of the pandemic.

The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

Quebec.ca

The distribution of provincial deaths per age group is as follows:

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 24,065, along with 1,194,989 total cases.

DH Montreal StaffDH Montreal Staff

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