The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

11:15 a.m.

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.

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11 a.m.

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.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press