The Province of Quebec recorded 889 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected to 345,697 and the number of active cases to 10,370. This marks the first time the daily case count has been under 1,000 since the end of March.
There were eight new deaths reported, for a total of 10,886 since the start of the pandemic. After dropping over the weekend, hospitalizations jumped back up by ten on Sunday to 664 and the number of people in intensive care increased by two to 167.
In the Eastern Townships there were 32 new cases reported on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases in the region to 407. There was one new death in the community and five more hospitalizations. The number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at five.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services announced on Monday afternoon that the eligibility date for people with physical and mental disabilities and their caregivers was moved up from April 28 to the 27. The change came as a result of a faster-than-expected rollout of the phase of the campaign directed at people with chronic illnesses, which got underway last week.
With regard to vaccination, the province reported a total of 2,871,140 doses administered out of 3,066,969 doses received in total so far, accounting for 33.3 per cent of the total population. Another 231,660 doses of Pfizer and 137,200 doses of Moderna are expected this week, for a total of 368,860 doses. In the Eastern Townships 159,245 doses had been administered as of Monday, accounting for 32.5 per cent of the local population.