Quebec recorded less than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row on Tuesday.
Health officials reported 1,934 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths linked to the virus. Among the deaths, 13 occurred over the past 24 hours.
As of Tuesday morning, 1,497 people were in the hospital due to COVID-19 and among those in the hospital, 221 are in intensive care.
“The growth in cases over the last few weeks is reflected in the hospitalizations, which continue to mount,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said. “This increase has major consequences for the situation in our hospitals.”
Montreal was the hardest hit region in the province, recording 597 new cases, for a total of 82,483 so far.
Quebec has reported 232,624 cases and 8,782 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. A total of 199,920 who have contracted the disease have since recovered.
On Monday, Quebec administered 7,058 doses of vaccine, bringing the total to 99,510.
To date, 115,375 doses have been received by the province.