Quebec reports highest daily COVID-19 case count in 223 days

Dec 1 2021, 4:18 pm

Quebec health officials have added 1,196 new COVID-19 cases to the province’s total since Tuesday. Today’s case report is the highest daily increase since April 22, when the daily case count surpassed 1,200.

To date, the total number of people infected in Quebec has risen to 449,367.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also confirmed two additional virus-related deaths since yesterday.

Hospitalizations have increased by twelve, totalling 239 across the province. The number of patients in intensive care has gone up by one since yesterday to 52.

Over the past day, 23,009 vaccine doses were administered, totalling 13,638,420 since December 2020. There have been 11,581 COVID-19-related deaths in Quebec since the pandemic began in March 2020.

On Monday, the first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant were confirmed in Quebec.

Health Canada recently announced the authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged five to 11.

The distribution of COVID-19 cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

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

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Canada’s national COVID-19 death toll is now 29,687, along with 1,792,500 total cases.

DH Montreal StaffDH Montreal Staff

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