Quebec coronavirus intensive care patients at the lowest point, 96, since December 4 –

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Quebec coronavirus intensive care patients at the lowest point, 96, since December 4 – fr


MONTREAL – The number of people in intensive care units in Quebec fell below 100 for the first time since December 4.

The province reported on Thursday that five fewer people were in intensive care units across Quebec, bringing that total down to 96.

There are also five fewer hospitalizations, for a total of 394. The province fell below 400 people hospitalized for the first time since Oct. 18 on Wednesday.

DAILY ISSUES IN QUEBEC

As Quebec prepares to reopen outdoor food courts on Friday, the province has reported 436 more positive COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 368,899 since the start of the pandemic.

Of those, 352,807 people are believed to have recovered from the disease, an increase of 577 from Wednesday.

The Institut de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reports fewer than 5,000 active cases of COVID-19 for the first time since September 24. The INSPQ has 4,977 active cases, a decrease of 146 compared to 24 hours ago.

The province has also reported 10 more deaths from the disease, including one in the past 24 hours, six between May 20 and May 25, one before May 20 and two deaths that occurred on an unknown date.

Since the start of the pandemic, 11,115 people in the province have died from the new coronavirus.

On May 25, 30,015 samples were analyzed.

VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Quebec reported Thursday that health professionals have administered 90,486 additional doses of the vaccine, including 86,453 in the past 24 hours.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 5,202,132 Quebecers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or 57.1% of the population. Quebec reports that 370,706 people received both doses, or four percent of the population.

Quebecers who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to enter a clinic and receive their second dose next Saturday after the province announced that it is changing the interval between the two doses of this vaccine from 12 to eight weeks.

VARIANT TRACKER

Quebec reported 155 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants on Thursday, bringing the total to 7,352.

Of the confirmed variant cases in Quebec, 6,420 B.1.1.7 cases were reported, 378 were B.1.351 variants, 437 were P.1 variants, 117 were B.1.525 cases and there was a case B.1.617.

REGIONAL DATA

After falling under 100 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Montreal reported 158 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (130,562 in total) to dominate the regions.

The Montérégie reported 58 new cases (50,496 in total), followed by the Eastern Townships (40 new, 14,561 in total) and Quebec (36 new, 32,466 in total).

Four deaths were reported in Montreal (4,737 in total), two in Bas-Saint-Laurent (45 in total) and one each in Quebec City (1,106 in total), Chaudière-Appalaches (350 in total), Laval (909 in total), total) and the Laurentians (503 in total).

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