Quebec public health is reporting its lowest daily COVID-19 increase over the past 11 weeks.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 890 new cases have been added to the provincial total over the past day, the province’s lowest such increase since November 16 when 982 new cases were added.
Public health has also added 32 new virus-related deaths, for a total of 9,826 across the province since the pandemic began. Of the newly-added deaths, 14 occurred over the past day, 16 between January 25 and 30, and two from earlier in January.
Hospitalizations increased by eight since Sunday, for a cumulative total of 1,144. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by eight, for a total of 183.
Over the past day, 796 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 239,023 across Quebec.
There are now 263,473 COVID-19 cases across the province, 240,083 recoveries, and 2,549,540 negative tests.
Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault says the government will loosen “certain COVID-19 measures” next week but that the “majority” of them will remain in place.
While Legault said the situation continues to improve across the province, he says he’s worried about the upcoming March break and is urging 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.