Quebec public health has reported one COVID-19 related death over the past 24 hours.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 13 coronavirus-related deaths to the provincial tally, one of which occurred over the past day. Nine deaths were attributed to cases between February 16 and 21 and three from “earlier in February.”
Over the past week, Quebec’s average daily COVID-19 death increase has been nine. Comparatively, during the same time period in January, Quebec was averaging 41 deaths per day.
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Public health has also added 739 new cases, the province’s tenth consecutive day of under 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
The number of hospitalizations decreased by nine compared to Monday, for a cumulative total of 680 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by three for a total of 120.
Since Monday morning, 10,209 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 365,978 across the province.
There are now 283,666 COVID-19 cases across the province, 265,456 recoveries, 10,330 deaths, and 2,718,335 negative tests.
Businesses, salons, libraries, and museums were permitted to reopen everywhere across Quebec as of February 8. 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 21,735, along with 850,492 total cases.