COVID-19 in Quebec: hospitalizations down for the first time in July

COVID-19 in Quebec: hospitalizations down for the first time in July


The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 fell slightly on Friday, after a continuous increase since the beginning of July.

A total of 2,088 people with COVID are occupying a hospital bed in Quebec, down 22 from Thursday. Of this number, there are 54 people in intensive care, five fewer than the day before.

Remember that similar figures had not been reached since the end of the sixth wave, when there were 2,055 hospitalizations on May 4.

Unfortunately, 15 Quebecers have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing to 15,849 the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Among those who have access to testing centers, there are 1,898 new infections while 546 rapid tests have proven positive in the last day.

In addition, Santé Québec has 7,397 workers absent from the health network due to the virus.


  • 1,134,683 people infected (+1898*)
  • 15,834 deaths (+15)
  • 7397 healthcare workers absent for reasons related to COVID-19
  • 2088 people hospitalized (-22)
    • 196 inputs
    • 218 outputs
  • 54 people in intensive care (-5)
    • 11 entries
    • 16 exits

    < li dir="auto">15,511 samples taken on July 19

  • 260,681 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 217,508 positive: 627 declared for yesterday, including 546 positive. 

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

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