On Tuesday, the death toll from COVID-19 in Quebec rose to 5,029. There are also 138 new cases reported in the province, bringing the total number of cases to 53,047.
During Tuesday’s press conference, Premier Legault said that passing the 5,000 deaths mark is a clear sign that the province needs to do better.
“We continue to see an encouraging pattern in the numbers, but that doesn’t mean the virus is gone,” said Legault.
The number of hospitalizations in the province has decreased. There are currently 961 people in hospital, 15 fewer than the day before. One hundred and seventeen of those in hospital are in intensive care, a decrease of four.
The majority of the deaths that took place in the province over the last 24 hours are in long-term care facilities.