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16 additional hospitalizations and 52 deaths in Quebec | Coronavirus

After falling for the past four days, the number of hospitalizations has rebounded slightly in the past 24 hours, reminding Quebecers that the pandemic is still far from behind us.

Currently, 3,299 people are hospitalized in the province to treat a COVID-19 infection, including 263 in intensive care, down 10 from the day before.

According to the latest report, hospitals have recorded 254 new admissions in the past 24 hours while 238 patients have been able to leave the hospital.

Deaths remain high

COVID-19 has also claimed 52 more lives, bringing the death toll attributed to the disease to 12,851.

For the past week, 508 people have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, which corresponds to approximately 72 deaths per day on average. According to the data, 1,082 people have died of the disease since January 1.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, 89.7% of people who succumbed to COVID-19 in Quebec were over the age of 70. Those aged 80 to 89 are the most affected with 38.6% of deaths.

According to the results of screening operations using PCR tests, 2,807 more people have contracted COVID-19, bringing the official number of people infected in Quebec to 838,437 since the start of the pandemic in February 2020. an average of 5326 cases per day for 7 days.

However, the number of cases identified is not representative of the situation, since access to screening centers is only accessible to groups deemed to be priority.

Yesterday, 30,012 screening tests were carried out in Quebec. The positivity rate stands at 10.5%. For comparison, it was over 30% in early January, at the height of the Omicron wave. Remember that when the positivity rate drops below 5%, the epidemic is considered to be under control.

Cases also continue to increase in living and care settings for the elderly. Outbreaks are reported in 299 CHSLDs (compared to 295 last Friday) and in 565 RPA (compared to 544 last Friday).

Vaccination

More than 65,123 additional doses of vaccine were administered in Quebec, bringing to 17,433,421 the number of doses received by Quebecers, including those who were vaccinated outside the province.

To date, 83% of Quebecers aged 5 and over have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40% have received a third dose, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

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