Assessment of COVID-19 in Quebec | Hospitalizations down 12, 33 deaths

Quebec reports Sunday 12 fewer hospitalizations related to COVID-19 on Sunday, as well as 33 additional deaths.

Posted at 11:01 a.m.
Updated at 2:43 p.m.

Mayssa Ferah

Mayssa Ferah
The Press

A total of 3,283 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Quebec.

Currently, 273 patients are in intensive care, two people less than on Saturday.

The 33 new deaths bring the daily average to 69, a 32% increase over one week. We now deplore 12,799 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its appearance in Quebec.

The province is also reporting 5,141 new cases of COVID-19. Note, however, that cases no longer represent a reliable indicator of the evolution of the pandemic in Quebec, because access to PCR tests is limited to certain groups, including health care workers.

The average of new cases for the past seven days stands at 5,697, a drop of more than 29.4% from the previous Sunday.

The number of active outbreaks fell slightly from 1625 to 1623.

A total of 34,971 scans were performed on January 21. The positivity rate fell by 1.1 percentage points to 10.5.

No less than 75,299 doses of vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours, including 3,755 first doses and 53,800 booster doses.

The percentage of people aged 5 and over who received a first dose is still around 90%. It is also reported that approximately 83% of the Quebec population received a second dose and that approximately 39% received a booster dose.

Nearly 3,800 hospitalizations in Ontario

For its part, Ontario has reported that 3,797 patients are now hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 604 people are in intensive care.

This is a drop from the previous day when the province recorded 4,026 hospitalizations. In intensive care, there were 600 patients.

Authorities say the figures do not represent the full extent of hospitalizations, as more than 10% of hospitals do not provide weekend updates.

Public Health Ontario also reports 57 new deaths related to COVID-19.

The number of new cases stands at 5,833. Ontario, however, indicates that new infections are probably higher due to more restricted access to screening tests.

A total of 371 long-term care settings have an active outbreak, down from 368 the day before.

With Pierre-André Normandin, The Press and The Canadian Press

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