Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 61, 11 more deaths reported

It’s the most people in hospital since mid-February.

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Quebec on Monday reported 61 additional hospitalizations and 11 more deaths associated with COVID-19.

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According to figures published on the Quebec government’s open data portal, 2,220 people were in hospital with the disease on Sunday, including 95 in intensive care — a decline of six from the day before. It’s the most people in hospital since mid-February.

The site reports that 1,591 of those in hospital are 70 or older, including 43 intensive care patients, while there are 23 children under 10 hospitalized, including one in intensive care.

An additional 1,504 cases were detected through PCR testing, which is reserved for certain higher-risk groups. It’s the smallest number of new cases in almost a month.

According to the government data, 1,160 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Easter Sunday, with most vaccine centers closed.

Quebec’s health department and the province’s public health institute did not publish regular COVID-19 updates over the Easter long weekend.

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