Nearly 30,000 Quebecers received the COVID-19 vaccine over the past day, the most in a single day since vaccinations started getting administered at the end of January.
Over the past 24 hours, 28,910 people in Quebec received the vaccine. In the past seven days, 94,480 Quebecers have received the shot.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also added 753 new coronavirus cases to the province’s total, the 28th consecutive day of less than 1,000 new cases.
Public health has also added nine new deaths to the tally, three of which occurred over the past 24 hours. Five deaths occurred between March 5 and 10, and one from earlier in March.
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The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 13 since Thursday, for a cumulative total of 550 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has decreased by five for a total of 106.
There are now 296,143 cases, 278,489 recoveries, 10,526 deaths, and 2,849,717 negative tests.
As of Monday, Quebec’s COVID-19 restrictions have been eased across the province. Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that coronavirus cases have plateaued in the province. “There are no more increases in cases and hospitalizations,” said Legault.
As a result, the government has downgraded most regions in Quebec to orange zones.
As of March 8, gyms, restaurants, venues, places of worship, cinemas, theatres, and indoor sports activities will be able to reopen with eased COVID-19 restrictions.
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 22,371, along with 899,757 total cases.