COVID-19: 12 new deaths and drop in hospitalizations in Quebec

COVID-19: 12 new deaths and drop in hospitalizations in Quebec

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Quebec recorded 12 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Friday as hospitalizations continue to decline in the province.

In total, 1997 people are still present in a hospital center in connection with the virus. This is a decrease of 14 from the previous day.

A slight increase was however seen in intensive care (47, +2).

Nearly a thousand new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours at screening centers and 183 positive rapid tests have been self-reported.< /p>

In the health network, 4,280 workers are still absent due to the virus, whether for preventive withdrawal, isolation or awaiting results.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF AUGUST 19, 2022

  • 1,168,546 people infected (+1997*)
  • 16,207 deaths (+12)
  • 4280 healthcare workers absent for COVID-related reasons
  • 1997 people hospitalized (- 14)
    • 146 inputs
    • 160 outputs
  • 47 people in intensive care (+2)
    • 13 entries
    • 11 exits
  • 12,083 samples taken on August 17
  • 278,293 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 232,983 positive: 214 declared for yesterday, including 183 positive. 
  • 22,845 doses administered are added, for a total of 20,533,437 doses administered in Quebec.

* The number number of cases listed is not representative of the situation since access to screening centers is restricted to clients s priorities