The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the National Director of Public Health, Dr.R Luc Boileau, will hold a press briefing, Thursday morning, to provide an update on the situation surrounding the pandemic in Quebec.
With the end of compulsory mask-wearing and the proliferation of events and festivals that bring together thousands of people close together, several experts foresee a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Some people are already talking about a seventh summer wave in the province, which is arriving earlier than expected, in particular because of the sub-variants of Omicron circulating.
A seventh wave of the coronavirus is already hitting Europe, where cases of COVID-19 are sharply on the rise in most countries.
Quebec recorded an increase on Wednesday 56 hospitalizations, bringing the total number of Quebecers positive for COVID in hospitals to 1,497. Of these, 40 are in intensive care.