COVID-19: eight additional deaths in Quebec on Friday

COVID-19: eight more deaths in Quebec on Friday


Eight deaths from COVID-19 have been added to the latest provincial death toll released on Friday. 

Of these deaths, only one has occurred in the last 24 hours, three others occurred between two and seven days ago, and four others occurred more than a week ago.

In addition, the number of Quebecers hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to decline, and has been for just over a week. A total of 1,762 people occupy a hospital bed, including 573 due to COVID-19, 57 less than the day before. Among them, 44 people are in intensive care, including 24 due to COVID-19.

Quebec also reported 535 new cases of COVID-19 which were recorded in COVID-19 screening centers. province, and 46 positive tests were self-declared on Thursday.

As for health care workers, 2,205 workers were still absent from the network for reasons related to the virus, whether for preventive withdrawal, isolation or waiting for results.