Quebec Premier François Legault and health minister Christian Dubé are providing an update on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday afternoon.
Quebec’s statistics agency is reporting Thursday that that the number of deaths in the province jumped 10 per cent last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Institut de la statistique du Québec noted today in its report that 74,550 people died last year in Quebec, which is 6,750 more than in 2019.
It says it’s normal for the number of deaths to rise every year because of Quebec’s growing and aging population, but considers a jump of this magnitude to be exceptional.
The province is reporting 1,368 new cases and 39 additional deaths on Thursday, including eight in the past 24 hours, related to the novel coronavirus.
When it comes to the health network, hospitalizations related to the virus dropped once again. There are 1,264 patients, a decrease of 26 from the previous day.
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