Quebec public health has added 1,042 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours and ten additional virus-related deaths.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, provincial cases now total 348,732, along with 10,913 deaths.
Of the newly reported deaths, three occurred over the past 24 hours, and seven were attributed to earlier in April.
The province has now administered over three million COVID-19 vaccines across the province since December. In the past day, 69,501 shots were administered for a total of 3,298,629.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 20 since Wednesday morning for a total of 623 across the province. Intensive care numbers have increased by four for a total of 165.
There are now 3,323,722 negative cases in Quebec and 327,865 COVID-19 recoveries.
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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:
The distribution of provincial deaths per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 24,117, along with 1,202,737 total cases.