With Quebec entering its month-long curfew Saturday night, the province reported Sunday that 2,588 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
The number is below the 2,645 seven-day average for daily cases, and much lower than the record number set Saturday when the province reported 3,127 new cases.
Quebec has now reported 228,821 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 195,663 are reported to have recovered from the disease, which is 2,684 more than 24 hours ago.
The Quebec Institute of Public Health reports that there are now 24,454 active COVID-19 cases in the province.
Quebec also reported 39 more deaths due to the disease Sunday with 14 occurring in the past 24 hours, 23 reported between Jan. 3 and Jan. 8, and two occurring before Jan. 3.
In the province, 8,686 people are reported to have died due to the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
The province’s health-care professionals administered 9,264 vaccinations Saturday, which is 3,837 fewer than the 13,101 administered Friday. The total number of vaccines that have been administered in Quebec is now 84,387.