Daily cases below 800, but hospitalizations up slightly

Record Staff
Daily cases  below 800, but  hospitalizations  up slightly

The Province of Quebec reported 798 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected to 352,678, and the number of active cases to 9,157.
Two new deaths recorded from the past several days brought the total number of people killed by the virus in the province since the start of the pandemic to 10,944.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 increased by 14 to 588, but the number of people in intensive care decreased by 6, to 151
In the Eastern Townships, 47 new cases were reported on Monday, 21 of which came from the Granit region. With 159 active cases, that makes the local health network in that area not just the one with the greatest rate of infection in relation to its population, but also the one with the highest active case count in general. According to the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, the cases in Granit are currently concentrated in the communities of Lac-Mégantic, Frontenac, Saint-Ludger, and Stornoway, with smaller pockets in other communities.
The number of active cases in the Townships as a whole was 445 on Monday, along with 18 hospitalizations (a decrease of two), and eight in intensive care, (an increase of two). There were no new deaths, keeping that total stable at 333.
With regard to vaccination, the number of doses administered across the province increased to 3,256,401 out of the 3,448,799 received in total so far. This accounts for a first dose in 37.2 per cent of all Quebecers, and a second dose in 1.3 per cent.
In the Townships overall first-dose vaccination has reached 181,447, or 35.9 per cent of the population. Although second-dose vaccination remains under 1 per cent overall, one in three people living in local long term care homes (CHSLDs) in the region has now been fully vaccinated. In terms of the regional breakdown, each sub region’s level of coverage fell between 41.5 per cent for the population of the Memphremagog region and 30.9 per cent for the Haut-Saint-François.

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