Quebec officials reported 877 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a significant decrease from the 1,038 cases reported a day earlier.
The province also confirmed five additional COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours with 33 more people in Quebec hospitals since yesterday’s report, bringing the total to 565, and eight more people in ICU or 100 people in total.
There are 272 cases in the Quebec City region, 193 in Montreal and 174 in Montérégie.
At a press conference on Tuesday, premier François Legault indicated cases have been “stabilizing” in the past three weeks and stressed people need to make a point to take care of their mental health, as well as physical health, during the pandemic. Quebec has hired 300 workers for its 811 mental health services, and plans to hire 300 more.