Quebec public health is reporting back-to-back days of less than 600 new COVID-19 cases to start the week.
Since Monday, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 561 new coronavirus cases to the province’s total.
Over the past seven days, Quebec has been averaging 701 new COVID-19 cases per day, down from the 943 a day public health announced at this time last month.
Public health has also added eight new deaths to Quebec’s total, three of which occurred over the past 24 hours. Three more deaths occurred between March 9 and 14, and two occurred earlier this month.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 20 to 533, and patients in intensive care have decreased by five across the province, now totalling 91.
Over the past day, 28,861 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered across Quebec for a total of 774,600.
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There are now 298,747 cases, 281,436 recoveries, 10,558 deaths, and 2,877,654 negative tests.
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 24, fitness centres (including gyms) and sports facilities can reopen across the province, including inside red zone areas.
Legault is expected to announce that red zones will have nightly curfews pushed back to 9:30 pm, during a Tuesday evening press conference.
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 22,506, along with 914,121 total cases.