It’s been three consecutive weeks 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 798 new coronavirus cases, increasing the total provincial tally to 291,175.
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 10 new deaths to the provincial total, three from Thursday, five between February 26 and March 3, and two from earlier in February.
The number of hospitalizations has increased by nine since Thursday, for a cumulative total of 619 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care also decreased by four for a total of 111.
Since Thursday morning, 18,234 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 510,479 across the province.
There are now 273,430 recoveries, 10,465 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 22,151, along with 878,391 total cases.