For the ninth consecutive day, Quebec public health has reported under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 805 COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours.
Over the past week, Quebec’s average daily COVID-19 increase has been 772, compared to 943 during the week of February 8 to 14.
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Public health has also added 11 new deaths to the provincial total, two of which occurred over the past day. Eleven other deaths were attributed to dates between February 15 and 20.
The number of hospitalizations increased by three compared to Sunday, for a cumulative total of 689 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by two for a total of 117.
Since Sunday morning, 7,396 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 353,894 across the province.
There are now 282,927 COVID-19 cases across the province, 264,497 recoveries, 10,318 deaths, and 2,712,136 negative tests.
Businesses, salons, libraries, and museums were permitted to reopen everywhere across Quebec as of February 8, and university and CEGEP students are also allowed to begin a “gradual” return to physical classes.
Legault said the COVID-19 situation has been “improving” over the past few weeks, which he said is “very encouraging.”
As of February 26, movie cinemas, indoor sports facilities, and pools will be reopening across Quebec red zones next week, in time for March break.
Santé Quebec advises residents to “frequently wash” their hands (for 20 seconds with soap and water), use alcohol-based disinfectant, respect the measures regarding private gatherings, and limit travel as much as possible.
The distribution of deaths in Quebec by age group is as follows:
The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 21,674, along with 845,652 total cases.