Quebec reported 594 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of people infected
since the beginning of the pandemic to 298,186. There are 6,881 active cases in the province. According to public health, 280,755 people have recovered from the virus.
Ten new deaths were reported Monday, for a total of 10,550.
Hospitalizations in the province increased by six Monday, for a total of 553.
There are 96 people in intensive care, down four from the day before.
In the Estrie region seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported, although one case from the Memphremagog area was removed from the list, bringing the local total to 11,796. The new cases include three in Sherbrooke, two from Des sources, one from the Haute-Yamaska and one from La Pommeraie. There are currently 145 active cases in the Estrie.
The number of COVID-19 variants remained stable at 343. The number of presumptive cases is currently 2,245. Five cases of the U.K. variant have been reported in Estrie, and there 35 presumptive cases locally.
A total of 744,108 vaccines have been administered in the province so far, with 26,595 given in the last day.
The vaccination campaign was underway for the general population officially Monday in Estrie, although appointments were available as early as March 10 in Sherbrooke.