COVID-19 report October 18, 2022: Quebec reports 16 more deaths and 2061 hospitalizations


Health authorities on Tuesday reported 16 new deaths linked to COVID-19, as well as a slight increase in patients with the disease in Quebec hospitals.

Of the 16 deaths, only one occurred in the past 24 hours. Ten took place two to seven days ago and five more than seven days ago.

Since the start of the pandemic, 16,905 people have died from the disease.

Hospitalizations have also remained above the 2000 mark. As of Tuesday, there were 2061 hospitalizations, including 644 specifically for COVID-19, which represents an increase of 31 compared to the day before.

There was also a slight increase in intensive care, where 58 patients were treated, including 22 for the disease, an increase of five.

There are still 3,865 health professionals who are isolated due to COVID-19, so 338 more than Monday.

As for cases, there are 1,021 new ones, but this is not representative, because access to screening centers is restricted to priority clienteles.

Quebecers declared 201 rapid tests on Monday, including 168 positive. The total stands at 300,840 self-reported rapid tests so far, including 252,673 positives.

According to the ministry’s dashboard, the positivity rate is 10%.

As for vaccination, 16,066 new doses were administered on Monday, for a total of 21,579,650 doses administered in Quebec to date.

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