COVID update: Quebec reports 14 new deaths as hospitalizations fall below 1,600


The number of health workers absent due to COVID has fallen to 5,245 – 1,300 fewer than a week ago.

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Quebec has recorded 728 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced this morning.

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The case tally only includes people who received PCR tests at government screening clinics. It does not accurately reflect the number of cases since it does not include the results of home rapid tests.

In addition, 14 new deaths were reported, bringing the cumulative total to 15,312.

After rising for the first time in two weeks yesterday, hospitalizations fell today.

They are now below 1,600 for the first time in almost six weeks.

The number of Quebec health workers absent due to COVID has fallen to 5,245 – 1,300 fewer than a week ago.

Some other key statistics from Quebec’s latest COVID-19 update:

  • Net decrease in hospitalizations: 35, for a total of 1,599 (111 entered hospital, 146 discharged).
  • Net decrease in intensive care patients: 6, for a total of 48 (5 entered ICUs, 11 discharged).
  • 14,983 PCR tests conducted Monday.
  • 12,370 vaccine doses administered over previous 24 hours.


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