Daily cases continue to hover near 2,000

Record Staff
Daily cases continue to hover near 2,000

The Province of Quebec reported 2,071 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected to 234,695, 202,166 of whom have now recovered. The data also showed 35 new deaths, although the total number of recorded deaths only increased by 33 (to 8,815) as two deaths previously noted were shown not to be attributable to the virus. The number of hospitalizations province wide increased by 19 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,516. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by eight, for a total of 229.
The province also reported having administered 7,855 doses of vaccine as of Tuesday, for a total of 107,365 out of the 156,325 doses received to date. The difference between the amount received and the amount administered was attributed to transit through the health and social services network.
As of Jan. 14, daily data on vaccination will be available as of 1 p.m. on Québec.ca.
In the Estrie Region there were 118 new cases of COVID-19 recorded, 84 of which were from Sherbrooke and the Haute Yamaska health regions alone. There were two new deaths in the region, one at the Marie-Berthe-Couture residence in Granby and the other in a small-scale resource centre in the Memphremagog region.
The Estrie continued to hover close to capacity on short term hospitalizations on Wednesday, even as capacity was increased slightly from 74 to 79 beds. After remaining stable for two days, the number of ICU beds in use increased to 11 out of a maximum of 25. Five of the beds in use in the region were for interregional transfers, although the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS did not clarify whether these were short-term or intensive care beds.
As of 11 a.m. 4,497 doses of vaccine had been administered to targeted healthcare workers within the Townships. The vaccine remains inaccessible to the general population at this point in time.

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