The number of hospitalizations in intensive care units across Quebec has decreased for the sixth consecutive day.
At this time last week, Quebec had 221 patients hospitalized in the ICU across the province. Today, there are 178, a decrease of 43.
Quebec hospitalizations, in general, have also decreased by 34 since Monday morning.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 1,053 new cases have been added to the provincial total over the last day, along with 38 new virus-related deaths.
Of the newly-added deaths, seven occurred over the past day, 22 between January 26 and 31, and nine from earlier on in January.
Since the last report, 356 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 240,830 across Quebec.
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There are now 264,526 COVID-19 cases across the province, 241,537 recoveries, 9,862 deaths, and 2,555,745 negative tests.
Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault said the government would loosen “certain COVID-19 measures” this week but that the “majority” of them will remain in place.
While Legault said the situation continues to improve across the province, he is worried about the upcoming March break and urges people to stay home and not take a vacation.
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 20,150, along with 784,334 total cases.