Fewer hospital patients, vaccinations grind to a halt

Record Staff
Fewer hospital patients, vaccinations grind to a halt

The Province of Quebec reported 1,223 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic to 262,583. The number of active cases, meanwhile, continued its gradual decline to 14,141. The data also reported 31 new deaths, for a total of 9,794. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 27 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,136. Among those, the number of people in intensive care also decreased by 10, for a total of 191. Both overall hospitalizations and intensive care cases decreased consistently through the weekend.
Because of ongoing delivery reductions and delays from suppliers, only 84 doses of vaccine were administered across the province on Saturday for a total of 238,227 to date.
At 33, the Estrie Region’s Sunday report of new cases was the lowest it has been in months. The number of active cases was 472, and there were nine deaths in the region over the weekend, bringing the regional total from 267 to 276.
A total of 38 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Townships as of Saturday, 10 of whom were considered recovered but still in hospital. Another 10 were in intensive care, for a total of 48 hospitalizations across the region.
In light of the improvements in the local hospital system the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS announced on Friday that it was loosening restrictions on the presence of caregivers at the Fleurimont Hospital that had been in place most of the month of January.

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