Teetering on the brink of another sad pandemic milestone, Quebec reported 9,999 total COVID-19 deaths, after withdrawing one death that an investigation found was not attributable to the novel coronavirus.
On the bright side, Quebec's COVID-19 hospitalizations took a dip, with the province recording a decrease of 58 patients on February 5, bringing the current total to 982. We haven't seen COVID-19 hospitalizations dip below 1,000 since December.
We are back below the 1000 hospitalizations mark. Thank you to all Quebecers.
Health Minister Christian Dubé in a tweet
On February 5, Quebec also reported 1,204 daily new cases of COVID-19.
Twenty-seven new deaths contributed to the province's 9,999 total, with two occurring at an unknown date, nine occurring within 24 hours and 16 occurring between January 30 and February 4.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Quebec's intensive care units decreased by nine, for a total of 159.
Montreal reported 605 new COVID-19 cases on February 5, increasing from the 489 cases reported on February 4.
Quebecers aged 20 to 29 continue to make up the largest proportion of COVID-19 cases in the province, with 15.5% of confirmed cases.
To date, Quebec makes up 48.3% of total COVID-19 deaths in Canada.
In Quebec, 4,373 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered for a total of 253,904 doses. The province has received 294,825 doses.
Ninety-one percent of Quebecers who contracted COVID-19 have since recovered from the virus.