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COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

·3 min read

QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 10, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 2,588 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 228,821, of which 195,663 have now recovered. The data also report 39 new deaths, for a total of 8,686. Among these 39 deaths, 14 have occurred in the last 24 hours, 23 have occurred between January 3 and January 8 and 2 have occurred before January 3. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 12 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,380. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 3, for a total of 203. The samples conducted on January 8 amount to 35,114 for a total of 5,195,725. Finally, 9,264 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 84,387.

Summary Data Evolution Table1

Date

Confirmed
cases

Deaths2

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations
in intensive care

Tests
performed

Doses of
vaccine

January 3

2 546

39

1 294 (+69)

188 (+9)

20,716

1,711

January 4

2,508

51

1,317 (+23)

194 (+6)

31,470

2,529

January 5

2,641

46

1,393 (+76)

202 (+8)

34,857

6,221

January 6

2,519

42

1,380 (-13)

202

43,784

9,960

January 7

2,588

37

1,403 (+23)

207 (+5)

38,700

13,971

January 8

3,127

29

1,392 (-11)

206 (-1)

35,114

13,101

January 9

2,588

14

1,380 (-12)

203 (-3)

NA

9,264

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;

  • wear a face covering in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit;

  • respect the regulations in effect in your region.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;

  • 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.

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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

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