Quebec public health reports that over 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered over the past day, the highest yet in the province.
It’s the first time public health has given more than 50,000 vaccines over a 24-hour period since they began giving vaccines in January.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 54,951 vaccines were administered for a total of 1,121,958 overall.
Over the past day, 950 new cases were reported in the province, along with seven virus-related deaths. Of the newly-added deaths, one occurred over the past day, four occurred between March 19 and 24, and two from “earlier in March.”
Hospitalizations have decreased by 15 since Thursday morning for a total of 481 across the province, and patients in intensive care have decreased by two to 115 since Thursday.
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There are now 306,385 total cases, 10,637 deaths,288,384 recoveries, and 2,970,439 negative cases.
As of March 29, high school students across Quebec (including red zones) will return to in-person classes full-time.
As of today, 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.
This past Wednesday, all senior residences opened their lunchrooms, allowing people in CHSLDs to interact with each other.
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 22,790, along with 951,562 total cases.