Quebec public health is reporting over 100 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in two weeks.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 103 new coronavirus cases to the provincial total since Monday morning. Total cases in the province now equal 376,519.
Today is Quebec’s first time announcing over 100 new cases since July 7, when 103 cases were announced.
Public health says zero COVID-19 deaths have occurred over the past day, and one death has been subtracted from the provincial total due to “not being attributable to COVID-19.”
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Hospitalizations have decreased by five since Tuesday and now total 72 across the province. Patients in intensive care have decreased by two, totalling 21 throughout Quebec.
Over the past day, 100,819 vaccines were administered across the province for a total of 10,268,575 since December 2020.
There have now been 11,235 deaths in Quebec since the pandemic began, 3,912,877 negative cases, and 364,594 COVID-19 recoveries.
All of Quebec has been downgraded to the Green Zone, meaning no areas of the province are currently in Yellow, Orange, or Red Zones, according to the government’s colour-coded COVID-19 restriction alert map.
Physical distancing guidelines between people in Quebec have been reduced from the oft-mentioned two metres.
People from different households need to stay separated by only one metre, both indoors and outdoors.
Retail stores across the province no longer need to enforce a maximum customer capacity.
According to the Quebec government, during activities where people are seated (such as a show), customers must sit one seat apart, except when eating in the dining room or common area.
Venues with bleachers can now seat 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
Quebec public health says the new measures are made possible due to the “favourable epidemiological situation” across the province and the success of the vaccination rollout.
Santé Quebec says that people must continue to wear face masks in public indoor places. Earlier in the spring, Premier François Legault estimated the indoor mask mandate would expire in August, assuming cases continue to drop and vaccination ramps up.
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 26,508, along with 1,424,220 total cases.