Quebec reports nearly 600 new COVID-19 cases over past day

Sep 29 2021, 3:36 pm

Less than 600 new cases have been added to Quebec’s COVID-19 total over the past day.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has confirmed 594 new coronavirus cases across the province since Tuesday morning.

To date, the total number of people infected in Quebec since the pandemic began has risen to 409,525.

Public health has reported seven additional virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 15 since yesterday and now total 306. Patients in intensive care have decreased by three throughout Quebec to 91.

Over the past 24 hours, 10,115 vaccine doses were administered, amounting to 12,878,570  since December 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 11,369 COVID-19 deaths in Quebec and 392,267 recoveries since March 2020.

In Septemeber, the Quebec government tabled a bill to ban anti-vaccine protests that would take place close to hospitals, schools, daycares, and COVID-19 testing clinics.

Fines could range from $1,000 to $6,000 for protesters who defy the proposed bill.

Quebec also announced it will offer bonuses as high as $18,000 to nurses who increase to full-time work across the province’s public health system. The province is grappling with an “urgent shortage” of workers, says Premier François Legault, amid an uptick of COVID-19 cases, stress, and fear of the Delta variant.

The distribution of COVID-19 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 27,754, along with 1,615,859 total cases.

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