The province of Quebec reported 639 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected to 398,425 with 6,295 active cases. The province recorded one new death, for a total of 11,305 since the start of the pandemic, and 227 hospitalizations, an increase of 14 compared to the previous day. Of those 227, 75 people were in intensive care, the same number as the previous day.
In the Eastern Townships, Quebec’s public health institute, the INSPQ, reported 236 active cases and seven hospitalizations, three of who were in intensive care. Of the active cases, 92 were in Sherbrooke, 56 were in the Haute-Yamaska, 23 were in Memphremagog, 20 were in la Pommeraie, 18 were in the Val
Saint-François, 11 were in Granit, eight were in the Haut-Saint-François, five were in des sources, and three were not associated with any particular region.
Although the information has not been updated since last Friday,
Sept. 10, the Provincial Government has also noted cases of COVID-19 in 26 schools across the boards and service centres of the Eastern Townships since the start of the school year. This list includes Knowlton Academy and St. Francis Elementary School in Richmond.
The provincial vaccination rates reached 88.3 per cent for a first dose among people 12 and up, and 83.3 per cent for adequate vaccination.
A detailed update on the state of vaccination in the Eastern Townships is expected on Tuesday.