COVID-19 hospitalizations below 1,000 as Quebec reports eight deaths


The number of patients in Quebec hospitals with COVID-19 is at its lowest point this year.

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At long last, fewer than 1,000 Quebecers are hospitalized with COVID-19.

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The province reported 998 hospitalizations on Saturday, marking the first time hospitalizations had dropped into the triple digits since Dec. 30, 2021. That figure dropped by nine on Sunday to 989.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Quebec, for the pandemic and fifth wave alike, peaked at 3,425 on Jan. 19, 2022.

The province announced on Sunday that eight more fatalities had been attributed to the virus, bringing the death toll to 14,260.

Additionally, the province reported 954 new cases had been confirmed through PCR testing at government clinics. That figure does not accurately reflect the number of cases since it does not include the results of home rapid tests.

With hospitalizations decreasing and most restrictions lifted, Quebec’s Health Ministry announced last Friday that it would no longer be updating its COVID-19 dashboard on weekends. However, the data remains available on the province’s open data portal at donneesquebec.ca.


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