The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Quebec remained above the 2000 mark for a second consecutive day, while 16 more deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
In total, 2011 Quebecers occupy a hospital bed, including 682 due to COVID-19, an increase of eight compared to Wednesday's results.
Of these, 45 are in intensive care, five less than the day before.
Nearly 1,157 new cases were also recorded at screening centers while 229 positive rapid tests were self-reported on Wednesday.
Public Health also reported that 4,331 health care workers are still absent from the network due to the virus.
- 1 157 new cases, for a total of 1 167 547 people infected*;
- 16 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, for a total of 16 ;195 deaths;
- 4 331 healthcare workers absent for reasons related to COVID (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);
- 2 011 hospitalizations, of which 682 due to COVID-19, an increase of 8 from the previous day;
- 159 new admissions,
- 151 new discharges;
- 45 people in intensive care, including 22 due to COVID-19, a decrease of 5 compared to the previous day;
- 6 new entries,
- 11 new releases;
- 12 994 samples taken on August 16;
- 277 829 self-reported rapid tests so far, of which 232 573 positives: 266 declared for yesterday, including 229 positives.
*Remember that the number of cases listed is not representative of the situation since the access to screening centers is restricted to priority clienteles.
- 21 631 doses a administered are added, for a total of 20 509 375 doses administered in Quebec.