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Quebec Just Reported Its Lowest Daily COVID-19 Case Count In Weeks

Legault hinted at a possible relaxing of measures in some regions.

On Tuesday, officials reported Quebec's lowest daily COVID-19 case count of 2021 so far: 1,166 new cases.

According to figures from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), this would be the lowest daily case count since the end of November.

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1,166 new COVID-19 cases

The update follows a week of steady decline in the number of new confirmed cases in the province.

Cases gradually increased through December and the beginning of January, prompting the government to introduce a new lockdown and province-wide curfew

As for the future of health restrictions, Premier Legault said at a press conference Tuesday that measures could soon be relaxed in some regions.

He earlier suggested, however, that whether and how the province reopens will depends on the number of hospitalizations.

"Even if the number of cases is decreasing, as long as the number of hospitalizations is going to be that high, we cannot think, in the coming weeks, that we will reopen everything and that we will be able to allow contacts," he said in a press conference on January 21. 

Figures from the provincial government show that as of January 25, 1,324 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the province.

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