Quebec reports one COVID-19 death over past day, under 700 new cases

Mar 23 2021, 8:32 am

Quebec public health is reporting one COVID-19-related death over the past 24 hours.

Over the past week, Quebec is averaging five virus-related deaths compared to the same period in January when the province announced an average of 40 coronavirus deaths per day.

Since Monday morning, 656 new cases were announced for a total of 303,707 across the province.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, apart from the four deaths over the past day, three occurred between March 16 and 21.

Hospitalizations have increased by six since Monday morning for a total of 519 across the province and patients in intensive care have also decreased to 112, by one since Monday.

There are now 10,618 deaths since the pandemic began, 286,347, and 2,938,319 negative cases.

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:

Quebec.ca

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

Quebec.ca

Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 22,716, along with 938,719 total cases.

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