Quebec reports under 300 new COVID-19 cases for first time in over 250 days

May 31 2021, 8:20 am

Quebec public health is reporting less than 300 new COVID-19 cases over the last day for the first time in 256 days.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 276 new coronavirus cases have been added to the total since Sunday morning. This is the province’s lowest daily increase since September 16, when 256 cases were added.

Zero virus-related deaths have been added to the provincial tally over the past 24 hours, and one has been added from earlier in May.

Since Sunday morning, 79,798 COVID-19 vaccines were administered across the province for a total of 5,583,075 since December 2020.

Hospitalizations have decreased by two for a total of 362 across the province. Intensive care numbers have decreased by one since Sunday, for a total of 89.

There have now been 370,319 total coronavirus cases in Quebec, 11,128 deaths, 3,564,046 negative cases, and 355,266 COVID-19 recoveries since the pandemic began.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault detailed the province’s two-month reopening plan.

Last week, outdoor dining reopened across the province and by June 7, both Montreal and Laval are expected to be downgraded to Orange Zones, meaning indoor dining and gyms can reopen.

Legault said that by the end of August, people who are fully vaccinated could be maskless in public places.

The government says it is currently on track to have every adult in Quebec vaccinated (should they choose) by June 24.

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 25,512, along with 1,378,971 total cases.

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