Quebec public health has added 1,270 new COVID-19 cases over the past day, along with eight new virus-related deaths.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, of the newly announced deaths, one occurred over the past 24 hours and seven were attributed to earlier in April.
Hospitalizations have increased by 29 since Tuesday morning for a total of 543 across the province. Patients in intensive care have increased by two for a total of 123.
This is Quebec’s eighth consecutive day of reporting over 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
Since Tuesday morning, 43,631 doses of the vaccine were administered for a provincial total of 1,636,310.
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There are now 319,802 total cases, 10,709 deaths, 298,298 recoveries, and 3,090,184 negative cases.
On Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tightening of COVID-19 health restrictions across the province.
Accompanied by Health Minister Christian Dubé and the director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, Legault limited the capacity for places of worship, mandated fitness centres to close, and reverted to the hybrid model for high school students in Red Zones.
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 23,141, along with 1,020,893 total cases.