Quebec public health is reporting over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. It’s the second time in five days that Quebec’s daily coronavirus cases have surpassed the 1,000 mark.
Nine new deaths have been added to the provincial total over the past day, three of which occurred in the past 24 hours and six from “earlier in March.”
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,025 were confirmed over the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations have decreased by two since Tuesday morning for a total of 485 across the province. Patients in intensive care have decreased by six for a total of 120.
Since Tuesday morning, 42,298 doses of the vaccine were administered for a provincial total of 1,349,326.
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There are now 311,091 total cases, 10,667 deaths, 291,906 recoveries, and 3,011,509 negative cases.
As of March 29, high school students across Quebec (including red zones) returned to in-person classes full-time.
During a press conference last week, 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.
Legault called a last-minute announcement on Wednesday at 5 pm, where he is expected to announce the tightening of restrictions in certain zones.
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 22,926, along with 976,598 total cases.