The most recent update from the Quebec government reported 125 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 377,297. There are currently 951 active cases in the province. According to public health, 365,105 people have recovered. One new death was reported on Friday, bringing the total to 11,241 deaths. Hospitalizations in Quebec decreased by two for a total of 60, and 17 patients are in intensive care, a decrease of two from the previous update.
In the Estrie region, the most recent update from the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, provided on July 29, reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the area. Six were in the Sherbrooke heath sector, and four were in the Haute-Yamaska. According to the regional health authority, there are 17 active cases in Estrie; 13 in Sherbrooke and four in the Haute-Yamaska.
As of Thursday, no other sectors had active cases in Estrie.
On the vaccination front, 80.7 per cent of people in the Estrie have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 62.4 per cent have received two doses.
As of Today, closing times for bars and restaurants have been extended, and the capacities for gatherings increased. Indoor venues can now seat 7,500 people divided into sections of 500, and outdoor festivals and events can host up to 15,000 people in assigned seats.