Hospitalizations soar as Quebec reports a record 12,833 COVID-19 cases

The province attributed 15 more deaths to the virus, as it recorded more cases in one day than in all of June and July combined.

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Quebec set a record for new infections in one day with 12,833 reported on Tuesday.

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The new cases of the day are more than those reported in the months of June, July or August of this year. In fact, that’s more than the monthly totals for June and July combined.

The seven-day moving average of infections in the province is now at an all-time high of 9,133.

A total of 559,269 infections have been confirmed in the province since the first was reported in February 2020.

Quebec also announced that 15 more deaths had been attributed to the virus, bringing the death toll in the province to 11,692. This is the first time since April that Quebec has reported 10 or more deaths on consecutive days.

The number of hospitalizations due to the virus rose from 88 to 702, the highest level since April. The number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 has more than tripled in the last month. Of those patients, 115 are in intensive care, an increase of six.

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While people without the protection of even one dose of vaccine represent only 18.7 percent of the province’s population, they accounted for the majority of the 158 hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

On Monday, Quebec administered 59,816 doses of vaccine.

Since the beginning of its vaccination campaign, the province has received 16,943,785 doses of which it has administered 14,811,933.

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