QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 2,819 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 202,641, of which 172,047 people have now recovered. The data also report 62 new deaths, but the total of deaths amounts to 8,226 due to the withdrawal of 1 death that the investigation has shown not to be attributable to COVID-19. Among these 62 deaths, 22 have occurred in the last 24 hours, 29 have occurred between December 24 and December 29, 7 have occurred before December 24 and 4 have occurred at an unknown date. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 36 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,175. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 13, for a total of 165. The samples conducted on December 29 amount to 36,620 for a total of 4,882,251. Finally, 3,942 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 29,250.
It should be noted that the press release reporting the data will take a break on January 1 and 2. An abridged version of this press release will be issued on January 3.
Summary Data Evolution Table1
1 Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown.
2 It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.
A reminder concerning public health instructions :
To limit to the utmost the virus' spread, it is important to:
frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;
use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;
respect the measures regarding private gatherings and activities in a public setting according to the alert level in effect in your region;
limit your travel as much as possible.
For people aged 10 and over, wearing a face covering is now mandatory in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.
Should symptoms appear:
cough into your elbow;
immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;
consult one of the self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.
Related links :
To find out more about the coronavirus, visit Québec.ca/coronavirus.
It is possible to obtain information by calling the coronavirus line, depending on your area code:
To monitor data updates, follow the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux's Twitter account at https://twitter.com/sante_qc (@sante_qc).
SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
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