COVID-19: no new deaths and hospitalizations remain stable

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and hospitalizations have remained stable since the end of last week.

As of Monday, there were 1,823 hospitalizations related to COVID-19, including 522 directly due to the disease, which represents a slight decrease of six patients compared to the figures released on Friday.

In intensive care, there has been an increase of one patient since Friday, for a total of 39 patients, including ten treated specifically for COVID-19.

Absences of health professionals have decreased significantly since Friday, standing at 3,376, which represents a decrease of 578.

The authorities have also reported 792 new cases, but this data is not representative of the situation since access to screening centers is restricted to priority clienteles. According to the ministry’s dashboard, the positivity rate is 9.5%.

A total of 208 rapid tests were self-reported for Monday, of which 181 were positive. The total stands at 297,289 self-reported rapid tests so far, including 249,530 positives.

On the vaccination side, 7,009 new doses were administered, for a total of 21,435,095 doses administered in Quebec to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 16,845 people have succumbed to COVID-19.


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