Quebec adds 65 new cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations increase by two – .

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Quebec adds 65 new cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations increase by two – .


MONTREAL – For the first time since May 23, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have increased in Quebec, with two more infected people admitted in the past 24 hours.

Hospitalizations have been steadily declining since the spring. The province’s latest figures on Thursday show there are now a total of 81 people hospitalized. The number of people in intensive care has dropped by two, to a total of 23.

Quebec reports 65 new COVID-19 infections as well as one new death from the virus on Thursday before July 13, for a total of 11,232 since the start of the pandemic.

The National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) reports 655 active cases in the province, which represents only a decrease of three compared to the day before.

Health officials analyzed 16,203 samples on July 13, with a positivity rate of 0.5%.

VACCINATION

The province administered 103,535 doses of the vaccine, including 101,686 in the past 24 hours, as well as 1,849 before July 14. Outside Quebec, 29,782 other doses have been administered for a total of 9,782,128 doses since the start of the vaccination campaign.

Quebec has received a total of 11,525,359 doses of vaccine to date.

With 94,868 second doses administered in the past 24 hours, 48% of the eligible population has been fully immunized. About 82 percent of people received their first dose.

People aged 18 to 29 continue to lag behind all other age groups, with only 69% of this population having received their first dose.

VARIANTS

The cases of the Delta variant have increased by 31 in the last 24 hours, while the cases of the Alpha variant have increased by 15. The total number of identified variant cases now stands at 8,391 in Quebec.

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