Quebec reports over 16,000 new cases, more than 25 deaths in past day
Quebec has reported more than 16,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past day.
On Friday, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux reported 16,176 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec. The total number of cases in the province has increased to 712,358 since the pandemic began.
Public Health has also added 27 additional virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 11,873.
There are 2,133 people hospitalized in the province, an increase of 180 since Thursday.
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The total number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients has increased by 22 over the past 24 hours, totalling 229 across the province.
Over the past day, 99,186 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the province. Since December 2020, 15,756,550 total vaccines have been distributed in Quebec.
In a Thursday press conference, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé warned of the new measures amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. He confirmed that the province would soon require three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to be entirely up to date with the digital passport.
As of today, Quebecers 45 years old and up can book booster shot appointments via the Clic Santé website — only if they have already received their second dose of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least three months prior.
Public Health promises not to impose passport modifications before everyone has the chance to receive a third vaccine dose.