The Province of Quebec reported 600 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected to 394,452 with 5,625 active cases. There were three new deaths, for a total of 11,296 since the start of the pandemic, and the number of hospitalizations increased by seven compared to the previous day, for a total of 178. There were 71 people in intensive care, an increase of three compared to the previous day.
The number of active cases in the Eastern Townships increased to 212, with no new deaths in the region and hospitalizations remaining unchanged at four with one in intensive care.
The next detailed update for the region is expected on Friday morning.
Closure of Covid assessment clinics
Users with symptoms of COVID-19 who require minor care can now make an appointment at their medical clinic.
The designated assessment clinics (CDE) in Sherbrooke and Bromont, which welcomed people in need of minor health care and who presented symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, ceased operations at the end of day on Sept. 3.
In the event of a health situation that requires a front-line consultation, the family medicine groups (FMGs) and medical clinics in the region are able to receive users safely. These settings have adapted their clinics to adjust to the pandemic with a view to safety and quality of service.
Users with symptoms of COVID-19 may be asked to undergo a preliminary screening or be referred to a teleconsultation.