The Province of Quebec reported 324 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected to 422,995. The number of active cases also decreased over the weekend to 4,067, the lowest since the end of the month of August. Of the 324 cases, 216 were among people who either were not vaccinated at all, or received their first dose less than 14 days ago.
There were five new deaths recorded, for a total of 11,477 since the start of the pandemic. 23 new hospital admissions alongside 14 new discharges made for an increase of nine hospitalizations in Monday’s report, bringing the total to 259. Meanwhile six new people were admitted to the province’s intensive care units while only two were discharged, increasing the number of people in intensive care by four, to 69.
In the Eastern Townships, the provincial institute of public health reported 336 active cases of COVID-19, a slight decrease from last Friday but still high compared to recent weeks. Of that total, 111 were in Sherbrooke, 66 were in the Haute-Yamaska, 36 were in the Granit region, 32 were in the Val Saint-François, 24 were in the Memphremagog area, 23 were in the Haut-Saint-François, 15 were in the des-Sources area, 14 were in the Coaticook region, and 11 were in la Pommeraie.
The number of people in hospital in the region due to the virus remained unchanged on Monday, at 12 with two in intensive care.
The next detailed update on the situation in the Eastern Townships is expected from the regional public health department on Tuesday morning.