Quebec reports 756 new cases of coronavirus, hospitalizations up by 10 – .

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Quebec reports 756 new cases of coronavirus, hospitalizations up by 10 – .


MONTREAL – Quebec announced Monday that an additional 756 people have tested positive for COVID-19 as the province has seen a slight increase in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

Two people have also died of the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 11,576 since the start of the pandemic.

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé and Dr. Horacio Arruda, Director of Public Health, hold a press conference at 1 p.m. in Montreal on Monday to take stock of COVID-19 in Quebec.

Canadian health authorities are monitoring the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus, classified as Omicron, which was first confirmed in Ottawa on Sunday by two travelers returning from a trip to Nigeria. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore announced Monday morning that the two travelers entered the country at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and were tested there before arriving in Ottawa.

Among the new cases recorded in Quebec on Monday, 417 (55%) were from unvaccinated people, 16 were from people who received a dose more than 14 days ago and 323 (42%) were from people who had their second stroke. more than seven days ago.

The Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) reports 7,846 active cases, an increase of 522 active cases compared to Sunday.

Provincial data also showed 22 people were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours and 12 people were discharged, for an overall increase of 10 hospitalizations. As of Monday, there were 226 people hospitalized, including 45 people in intensive care, a decrease of three cases in intensive care compared to the day before.

Unvaccinated people are 16.1 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3.6 times more likely to be infected compared to vaccinated people, according to the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services. The province says these statistics are based on COVID-19 data from the past four weeks.

Of the 22 people admitted to hospital, nine were unvaccinated and 13 received their second injection more than seven days ago.

The positivity rate in Quebec was 3.3 percent on Monday. Testing is also on the rise as health workers analyzed 23,013 samples on November 27.

VACCINATION COVER

22,598 additional doses of vaccine were administered in Quebec over the past 24 hours, for a total of 13,594,078 doses administered in the province. There are also 232,450 doses administered to Quebecers outside the province, which means that the total number of doses administered to residents is 13,826,528.

In the past 24 hours, health workers have administered 19,857 first doses, the vast majority (18,927) of which were for young people aged 5 to 11. So far, 69,889 doses have been distributed to Quebec children under the age of 12 since they became eligible last week.

According to the latest data, 85% of the population aged five and over received one dose, 81% received two doses and 3% received a booster.

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