The Province of Quebec reported 945 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a significant increase over recent days when the numer has tended to be closer to 700. The increase brought the total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic to 305,435, with 7,173 active cases.
There were four new deaths recorded, for a total of 10,630, but hospitalizations decreased by 12 to 496. The number of people in intensive care also decreased by one, to 117.
Another 39,814 doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 1,065,823 out of the 1,321,795 doses received in total. An additional 58,500 Moderna doses are expected to arrive this week and will be added to the total once recieved.
Only five new cases were added in the Eastern Townships, but 22 cases retroactively added to past regional numbers meant that the local total jumped to 11,907. The number of active cases in the region still decreased, however, to 107. There were no new deaths or hospitalizations, although the number of people in intensive care increased by one.