Hospitalizations down as Quebec adds 1,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 deaths
MONTREAL -- Quebec recorded 1,918 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as 62 deaths.
The province also recorded a spike in recoveries, with 3,193 people reportedly virus-free on Friday.
In total, Quebec has recorded 238,745 cases of the novel coronavirus, of which 207,934 have now recovered.
Of those recorded deaths, nine occurred in the last 24 hours, 41 between Jan. 8 and 13, 11 occurred before Jan. 8 and one happened at an unknown date.
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 27 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,496.
Among those, the number of people in intensive care increased by one, for a total of 231.
The total number of deaths since March now sits at 8,938, after two deaths were removed from the tally following an investigation that determined they were not attributable to COVID-19.
The province conducted 39,981 COVID-19 tests on Jan. 13, for a total of 5,354,130. Quebec reports its testing figures two days after its daily updates.
On Jan. 14, 11,369 doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 127,073. Since Jan. 8, 65,051 people have been vaccinated, for a daily average of 9,293.
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Montreal was once again the most affected region, recording 760 new cases, down from 811 the day before.
The total number of cases recorded in Montreal since March is now 84,781.
Following Montreal, Montérégie recorded 311 new cases, for a total of 33,920, then Quebec City (130 new, 20,150 total), then Laval and the Laurentides, both reporting 126 new cases (20,018 and 13,020, respectively)
Montreal added 26 deaths, by far the most of any other region.
Next was Montérégie, adding eight deaths, and Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Quebec, recording six.