Quebec reports 62 more deaths as new COVID-19 cases surpass 2,800

Dec 31 2020, 4:27 pm

Quebec public health has reported 2,819 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning.

According to Santé Quebec, there have been 62 new deaths reported. But the total of deaths amounts to 8,226 due to the withdrawal of one death that the investigation has shown not to be attributable to COVID-19.

Among these 62 deaths, 22 have occurred in the last 24 hours, 29 have occurred between December 24 and December 29, seven have occurred before December 24 and four have occurred at an unknown date.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 36 compared to the day before, for a total of 1,175. The number of people in intensive care has increased by 13, to a total of 165.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 202,641.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

According to public health, the samples conducted on December 29 amount to 36,620 for a total of 4,882,251. As for doses of the vaccine, 3,942 were administered yesterday, for a total of 29,250.

Public health advises people to frequently wash their hands, use alcohol-based sanitizers, wear face masks in public, respect your region’s private gathering measures, and limit travel.

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