Quebec reports over 400 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

Oct 18 2021, 3:21 pm

More than 400 new cases have been added to Quebec’s COVID-19 case total over the past 24 hours.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has confirmed 410 new coronavirus cases across the province since Sunday morning. It’s Quebec’s lowest daily case increase since last Monday when 480 new cases were added.

To date, the total number of people infected in Quebec during the pandemic has risen to 420,129.

Public health also added five additional virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations have remained at 303 across the province, stable from the previous day. Patients in intensive care have increased by one throughout Quebec in the past 24 hours and now total 71.

Over the past day, 5,186 vaccine doses were administered, amounting to 13,101,548 since December 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,449 COVID-19-related deaths in Quebec and 403,572 recoveries since March 2020.

The Quebec government has pushed back mandating COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers across the province.

Despite repeated claims that they would not, Health Minister Christian Dubé said on Wednesday morning that healthcare workers in the province now have until November 15 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Initially, in September, Dubé gave healthcare workers until October 15 to be fully vaccinated or risk suspension without pay.

Over the weekend, premier François Legault said he thinks the “worst is behind us” regarding the pandemic in Quebec.

The premier said he will be delivering a keynote address to Quebec on Tuesday morning to discuss the province’s progression and how it can “look forward together to the post-pandemic period.”

The distribution of COVID-19 cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

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

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Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 28,468, along with 1,676,846 total cases.

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