Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 increase in over 165 days

Mar 8 2021, 4:52 pm

Quebec public health is reporting the province’s lowest COVID-19 increase in 166 days, since the end of September.

On Monday, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 579 new coronavirus cases, the lowest since September 22, when 471 cases were announced.

The province also added nine virus-related deaths to the provincial total, zero of which occurred over the past day. Six deaths occurred between March 1 and 6, and three occurred earlier in March.

The number of hospitalizations has decreased by two since Sunday, for a cumulative total of 590 across Quebec. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has increased by one for a total of 108.

Since Sunday morning, 15,249 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 564,302 across the province.

There are now 293,210 cases, 293,210 recoveries, 10,481 deaths, and 2,819,549 negative tests.

As of Monday, Quebec COVID-19 restrictions have been eased across the province. 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 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 22,239, along with 886,574 total cases.

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