Nearly 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered across Quebec over the weekend

Mar 22 2021, 8:19 am

Nearly 50,000 people across Quebec were vaccinated over the past weekend, bringing the province’s vaccination total to 966,566.

Since Saturday morning, 49,914 people were given a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also added 712 new coronavirus cases to the province’s total.

Public health has added 15 new deaths to Quebec’s total, three of which occurred over the past 24 hours. Nine deaths occurred between March 15 and 20, and three from “earlier in March.”

Hospitalizations have increased by 12 since Sunday morning and patients in intensive care has also increased by 12, now totalling 114.

There are now 303,051 cases, 285,682 recoveries, 10,614 deaths, and 2,930,829 negative tests.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Earlier in March, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that coronavirus cases have plateaued in the province. “There are very few increases in cases and hospitalizations,” said Legault.

As a result, the government has downgraded most regions in Quebec to Orange Zones. As of March 24, fitness centres, including gyms and sports facilities, can reopen across the province can reopen, including Montreal and other red zone regions.

Quebec’s nightly curfew has been moved back to 9:30 pm nightly as of March 17, except for the three regions in Yellow Zones where curfews no longer apply.

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 22,676, along with 933,785 total cases.

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