The number of new COVID-19 cases remains relatively stable in Quebec

The number of new cases has remained relatively stable in Quebec.

According to data released Saturday by the Ministry of Health, 821 new cases have been identified since the previous report. The day before, it was 837. There have been 402,283 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Santé Québec indicates that 629 of these 821 new cases had not been vaccinated or had received a first dose less than 14 days ago. One hundred and sixty-three newly infected people, or 19.8% of new cases, had received two doses for at least seven days.

Over the past seven days, the average of new cases stands at 751.

Three deaths were added to the death toll. We now deplore 11,321 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its appearance in Quebec.

The situation remained relatively stable in hospitals where the number of patients rose from 262 to 264. Twenty-seven people were admitted to hospital on Friday.

However, 89 people are reported in intensive care, six fewer than the day before.

The number of active outbreaks decreased slightly from 509 to 508.

A total of 32,195 analyzes were performed on September 16. The positivity rate dropped by a tenth of a point to 2.4.

The authorities also indicated that 19,662 doses of the vaccine, including 12,736 second doses, were administered in the past 24 hours, for a total of more than 12.8 million.

The percentage of people aged 12 and over who received a first dose is still around 88%. It is also reported that approximately 82% of the Quebec population received a second dose.

The Minister of Health Christian Dubé continues the population to be vaccinated. “It’s never too late to get vaccinated, it’s the best way to protect yourself and others,” he said on Twitter.

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