COVID-19: increase in the number of hospitalizations in Quebec

COVID-19: increase in the number of hospitalizations in Quebec

UPDATE DAY

Quebec reported an increase in hospitalizations over the past 24 hours on Wednesday, but no new deaths. 

A total of 1,540 Quebecers occupy a bed in hospital, including 516 due to COVID-19, 20 more than Tuesday. Among them, 37 people are in intensive care (+1).

No new deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours. However, three deaths, which occurred between two and seven days ago, and seven other deaths, which occurred more than seven days ago, have been reported.

The province also added 915 new deaths to its death toll. cases detected at testing centers, while 158 rapid tests with positive results were self-reported on Tuesday.

Public Health also said that 3,592 health care workers were still absent from the network due to COVID-19, for preventive withdrawal, isolation or awaiting results.