Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 case increase in over 320 days
Quebec is reporting the province’s lowest COVID-19 daily case increase since August 17.
Over the past 24 hours, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux reported 49 new coronavirus cases across the province, the lowest since August 17, when 46 cases were added — 322 days ago.
The public health agency also added one additional death, attributable to the end of June, to Quebec’s total.
Over the past day, 71,170 vaccines were administered across the province for a total of 8,757,940 since December 2020.
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Hospitalizations have decreased by eight over the past 24 hours and now total 102. Intensive care numbers decreased by seven for a total of 27 across the province.
There have now been 11,218 deaths in Quebec since the pandemic began, 375,195 confirmed cases, 3,742,490 negative cases, and 363,245 COVID-19 recoveries.
As of last week, all of Quebec has been downgraded to the Green Zone. No areas of the province are currently in Yellow, Orange, or Red Zones.
Last week, Premier François Legault said the situation in Quebec “continues to improve” and says the government is “exactly where we thought” in terms of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and reopening plan.
As case numbers continue to decline, Legault said the government has “reached its objective” and specifically pointed out that people can move from having “little parties to big ones.”
“We can go from little parties to big ones,” said Legault in French. “We’ve reached our objectives.”
He also said that fully vaccinated people could be maskless in public spaces by the end of August.
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 26,360, along with 1,416,969 total cases.