Quebec reports over 100 new COVID-19 cases for first time since June

Jul 7 2021, 8:18 am

Quebec public health is reporting over 100 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since the end of June.

Over the past 24 hours, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux reported 103 new coronavirus cases across the province, the highest daily increase in Quebec since June 29, when 126 cases were added.

Officials have added three coronavirus-related deaths to the provincial tally, all of which were attributed to the end of June.

Over the past day, 104,751 vaccines were administered across the province for a total of 8,964,394 since December 2020.

Hospitalizations increased by one over the past 24 hours for a total of 103 across the province. Intensive care numbers have decreased by two and now total 25.

There have now been 11,219 deaths in Quebec since the pandemic began, 375,365 confirmed cases, 3,742,490 negative cases, and 363,415 COVID-19 recoveries.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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.

Quebec.ca

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:

Quebec.ca

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

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 26,381, along with 1,418,080 total cases.

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