Quebec records 2265 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 deaths

Pablo Tucker
January 1, 2021

The health minister also asked the federal government to instigate new measures for travellers to Quebec to prevent a surge of COVID-19 similar to the one the province saw after spring break.

A total of 15,001 Canadians have now died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year.

Canada surpassed 5,000 related deaths on May 12, then 10,000 on October 27.

Of the 37 deaths reported Monday in Quebec, health officials said seven took place in the last 24 hours, 27 occurred between December 21 and December 26, and three were from unspecified dates.

The variant was first identified in the United Kingdom but has since spread to several other countries and has been confirmed by health authorities in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Of those, 149 people were in intensive care, an increase of three.

Ontario, which is not reporting new COVID-19 cases numbers on Monday, registered 2,005 new infections on Sunday, as well as 18 more deaths.

At the same time, Dubé acknowledged that the situation in the province is now critical as COVID-19 hospitalizations rose to 1,131, and the number of confirmed cases set another record, 2,381.

Over half of Canada's deaths happened in Quebec, where the virus has killed just over 8,000 people.

Alberta confirmed its first case yesterday (December 28). B.C.

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