Quebec public health has added 1,609 new COVID-19 cases over the past day, the province’s highest daily increase in 76 days.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, nine new deaths have been added to the provincial tally, one of which occurred over the past day and eight from earlier in April.
Hospitalizations have increased by 23 since Wednesday morning for a total of 566 across the province. Patients in intensive care have increased by nine for a total of 132.
This is Quebec’s highest case increase since January 22, when 1,685 coronavirus cases were confirmed.
Since Wednesday morning, 47,769 doses of the vaccine were administered for a provincial total of 1,685,046.
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There are now 321,411 total cases, 10,718 deaths, 299,241 recoveries, and 3,102,617 negative cases.
Quebec Premier François Legault has scheduled another 5 pm news conference for Thursday evening.
Accompanied by Health Minister Christian Dubé and the director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, Legault is expected to make additional announcements concerning the province’s COVID-19 health guidelines.
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 23,173, along with 1,028,041 total cases.