SAccording to data released Sunday by the Ministry of Health, authorities reported 910 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. The number of active cases now stands at 10,306, according to the Institut de la santé publique du Québec. 276,790 cases of COVID have been identified since the start of the pandemic.
The casualty list has grown with 15 new deaths, including two in the past 24 hours. COVID-19 is now linked to the deaths of 10,214 people. Two deaths were removed from the list as an investigation showed that they were not attributable to the disease.
The number of hospitalizations has fallen once again. Authorities were reporting 805 hospitalizations, seven less than the day before. However, there were two more patients in intensive care, for a total of 132.
The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, found the situation encouraging, but remained concerned about the new variants. He therefore asked the population to “continue to limit contact”.
The island of Montreal has less than 400 new cases, or 397. There were 140 in Montérégie and 100 in Laval.
Authorities reported 68 additional cases in Lanaudière, 63 in the Laurentians, 31 in Estrie, 26 in the Capitale-Nationale, 25 in Outaouais, 16 in Chaudière-Appalaches and 15 in Mauricie-Center-du-Québec.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue, placed in the orange zone since Monday, seems to be experiencing an upsurge since there were 16 new cases.
The situation remained stable in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean where four new cases were identified. Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine does not report any new cases.
28,404 samples and 29,785 analyzes were carried out on Friday.
Only 1,561 doses of vaccine were administered on Saturday, for a total of 293,944. The percentage of the inoculated population remains at 3%.