Hospitalizations have decreased for the third consecutive day across Quebec as public health reports under 1,300 new COVID-19 cases.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has diminished by 47 compared to Thursday, leaving 1,217 hospitalizations across Quebec. Of the 1,217, the number of people in intensive care decreased by three for a total of 209.
Since Monday, a decrease of 107 hospitalizations has occurred across Quebec.
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The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,295 new cases of the virus to the provincial total along with 50 COVID-19-related deaths.
Of the newly-added deaths, nine have occurred over the past day, 35 between January 22 and 27, and six from earlier this month.
Over the past 24 hours, 3,071 doses of the vaccine were administered for a total of 236,057 throughout Quebec. To date, 238,100 doses have been received.
COVID-19 cases in Quebec have reached 259,993, along with 9,717 deaths.
Public health also reports 2,526,779 negative cases, with 235,516 being deemed “recoveries.”
Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data as of Thursday, January 28, at 6 pm.
This month, Quebec Premier François Legault said the virus was “spreading too fast” and is “out of control” in the province.
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 19,664, with 766,103 total cases.