It’s been 20 consecutive days since Quebec reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.
Over the past 24 hours, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 707 new coronavirus cases, increasing the total provincial tally to 290,377.
The last time Quebec reported over 1,000 new cases was on February 12, when 1,049 cases were added.
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Public health has also added 20 new deaths to the provincial total, four from Wednesday, seven between February 25 and March 2, and nine from earlier in February.
The number of hospitalizations has increased by eight since Wednesday, for a cumulative total of 626 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care also decreased by five for a total of 115.
Since Wednesday morning, 16,619 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 490,504 across the province.
There are now 272,553 recoveries, 10,455 deaths, and 2,791,659 negative tests.
On Wednesday, 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 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 22,105, along with 875,559 total cases.