The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):
More than 10,000 Quebecers have now died from COVID-19.
The province reached the sobering figure today as it reported 32 additional deaths due to the pandemic, for a total of 10,031.
Quebec also passed the 270,000-case mark with the addition of 1,081 new infections.
Hospitalizations declined by 19 to 963, with 158 people in intensive care, which is one less than the day before.
Ontario is reporting 1,489 new COVID-19 infections today along with 22 new deaths linked to the virus.
Hospitalizations in the province fell below 1,000, with 926 people receiving treatment for COVID-19.
Provincial data shows 335 of those patients are in intensive care and 233 are on ventilators.
The latest figures come a day before schools are set to reopen across much of the province and the government prepares to formally unveil plans for gradually easing restrictions on businesses.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2021.
The Canadian Press