Coronavirus cases in Quebec increase by 1,009 in a single day, the first time since February 13

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Coronavirus cases in Quebec increase by 1,009 in a single day, the first time since February 13


MONTREAL – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Quebec surpassed 1,000 on Saturday, the first time the province has reported such a high number since February 13.
Quebec reported on Saturday that 1,009 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 307,394 since the start of the pandemic.

The seven-day average is now 815 cases per day.

Of the total number of new coronavirus cases, 289,132 people have reportedly recovered from the disease, an increase of 748.

The Institut de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reports that there are 7,617 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

The province also added eight new deaths from COVID-19, including two in the past 24 hours, five between March 20 and March 25 and one before March 20.

Since the start of the pandemic, the province has reported 10,645 deaths from the disease.

Hospitalizations in Quebec remained stable with 481 patients receiving care in hospitals in the province. Of that number, 108 people are in intensive care units, down from seven.

After breaking the record for single-day vaccinations on Friday with 54,951, the province reported on Saturday that an additional 53,796 people had received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 1,176,670 vaccinations were administered, or 13.9% of the province’s population.

On March 25, healthcare professionals analyzed 31,411 samples. (Quebec publishes its test data two days before its daily updates).

Health Minister Christian Dube said authorities expected the number of new cases to exceed 1,000.

“We need to monitor the impact of these cases on our hospital admissions,” he said.

According to the INSPQ, the number of confirmed variant cases has risen to 745, while the number of suspected cases being screened continues to rise inexorably, from 5,157 to 5,565.

The Collège des médecins du Québec has asked the government to “reconsider the reduction in health measures to take into account the alarm signals and the opinion of many experts”, given the recent evolution of the pandemic.

REGIONAL DATA

Among new cases, Montreal reported the largest increase (367 new, 114,605 ​​total), followed by Laval (125 new, 26,888 total), Quebec City (96 new, 23,589 total) and Montérégie (86 new, 43,838 in total).

Three deaths were reported in Montreal (4611 in total), two in Laval (886 in total) and one death was reported in Quebec (1013 in total), in Outaouais (172 in total) and in the Basses-Laurentides (482 in total).

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