Quebec public health is reporting the province’s highest daily COVID-19 case increase since mid-February.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 945 new coronavirus cases to the provincial total of the past 24 hours, Quebec’s highest daily increase since 42 days ago when on February 11, 984 new COVID-19 cases were added.
During that timeframe, Quebec was averaging 961 new cases a day compared to the last week, where Quebec has been averaging 745 cases a day.
Public health has also added four new deaths to the provincial tally, one of which occurred over the past 24 hours. The other three occurred between March 18 and 25.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 12 since Wednesday morning for a total of 496 across the province, and patients in intensive care have decreased by one to 117 since Wednesday.
There were 39,814 coronavirus vaccines administered over the past day, with totals now reaching 1,065,823.
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There are now 305,435 total cases, 10,630 deaths, 287,632 recoveries, and 2,959,509 negative cases.
As of March 29, high school students across Quebec (including red zones) will return to in-person classes full-time.
As of Friday (March 26), gyms will be able to reopen in limited capacity across the province.
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Premier François Legault said public health would be ramping up vaccines, hoping to administer at least 50,000 per day “as soon as possible.”
“Last week, we pushed back the curfew, but it doesn’t mean we should visit people — it is still prohibited,” he said.
“It is very important that when it is your turn, you go get vaccinated,” he concluded.
As of March 24, all senior residences will open their lunchrooms.
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 22,759, along with 946,370 total cases.