COVID-19: upward trend continues for hospitalizations

COVID-19: upward trend continues for hospitalizations

Quebec has not yet reached the peak of the seventh wave. The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec show 104 additional hospitalizations compared to the previous day with 258 new admissions and 139 new discharges, for a total of 1,797 hospitalizations.

Currently, 43 people are in intensive care, which is an increase of 5 from yesterday. The province also records 11 additional deaths, bringing the total to 15,708 deaths.

Remember that the number of cases listed is not representative of the situation since access to screening centers is restricted to priority clienteles.

In healthcare establishments, 7,094 workers are absent for reasons related to COVID-19 (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.). Yesterday, that number was 6659.

Still more COVID-19 in wastewater

Detecting the presence of COVID-19 in wastewater remains the most reliable way to track the evolution of the virus, since public health stopped screening the general population. According to data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), the presence of virus particles in Montreal’s wastewater continues to increase at a dazzling pace. The latest figures show 62,707 billion particles recorded, while last week this figure was 57 billion particles.

This upward trend can also be observed in Quebec City, which lists 11,632 billion particles, compared to 8,671 billion last week. Laval and Gatineau follow similar trends.

The government will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rarely, neither the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, nor the national director of public health, Luc Boileau, will be present. The press briefing will be led by Dr. Marie-France Raynault, Senior Strategic Medical Advisor of the Directorate General of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Active hospitalizations in Montreal

Change since the day before
Montreal Heart Institute9+1
Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital220
Montreal General Hospital260
Jewish General Hospital49+6
St. Mary’s Hospital Center32-3
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital50-4
Verdun Hospital18+4
CHU Sainte-Justine16+1
The Montreal Children’s Hospital60
Montreal Neurological Hospital<5+1
Royal Victoria Hospital21+3
LaSalle Hospital13+2
Lakeshore General Hospital19-1
Lachine Hospital<5+1
Fleury Hospital10-3
Jean Talon Hospital41+14
Santa Cabrini Hospital26+4
University of Montreal Hospital Center32-1
Notre Dame Hospital13+2

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