Nearly 2,000 new cases: Dubé expects rise in infections to continue

Almost 2000 new cases: Dub & rsquo; s & rsquo; waits for the rise infections continue

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With more than 1,800 new cases confirmed in 24 hours, the surge in the number of infected people is to be expected to continue, Minister Christian Dubé said, encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated, who will soon be able to take rapid tests home.

“We could have 3,000 cases,” warned the Minister of Health during a press scrum at the National Assembly. & nbsp;

His ministry reported on Thursday 1,807 new cases of COVID-19, plus one death. & nbsp;

Despite everything, Mr. Dubé is reassuring: this significant jump in the number of infections does not “at all” call into question the decision to increase the maximum number of people per gathering from 10 to 20 during the Holidays. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; ;

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“What is important is to look at the hospitalizations,” recalled Mr. Dubé. The latest report shows 35 new admissions, as 22 infected people were discharged from hospital. “That, we like it less, because, there, there will be ten more people in the hospital”, he analyzed. & Nbsp;

46 % of children vaccinated

“The cases, today as in the last days, are mainly in children and the parents of these children”, also underlined the Minister of Health. & Nbsp;

To date, 303,306 children aged 5 to 11 have been vaccinated or are about to have their appointment. At this rate, almost half of children aged 5 to 11 will not be vaccinated at Christmas. & Nbsp;

“Our [childhood vaccination rate] is at 46%, that's fine “, Noted Mr. Dubé, who encourages parents to have their child vaccinated. & Nbsp;

” It's important, “he insisted. Ditto for the third dose, to which more and more Quebecers have access. & Nbsp;

Rapid tests before Christmas

In the “very good news” department, by Christmas, elementary and preschool children with symptoms will be able to go home with a box of 5 quick tests slipped into their backpack. & nbsp;

Of the 10 million tests requested from Ottawa, Quebec has received just over 3 million. They will be distributed in priority in the regions where the increases in cases are the highest, in particular in Estrie, in Chaudière-Appalaches and in the greater Montreal. & Nbsp;

Police operations

For her part, the Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault, warned that increased police interventions would take place in bars and restaurants, in particular this weekend and the next. & nbsp;

“The objective of these operations is to promote compliance with the measures related to the vaccination passport by supporting the operators and owners of restaurants and bars in the application of these measures”, specifies his ministry in a press release.

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