Health minister urges caution alongside rise in Covid infections

By Gordon Lambie
Health minister urges caution alongside rise in Covid infections
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube speaks to the media at the COVID-19 press briefing Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in Montreal. (Photo : THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé was back in front of the media alongside provincial Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau on Wednesday to advise caution in light of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the province. While qualifying the increase as “light” compared to previous waves and noting that it was expected alongside the arrival of colder weather and the return to school, Dubé pointed out that there has been a consistent increase in the number of cases over the last four weeks, particularly among those sixty years old and older.
The announcement came alongside news that there were more than 2,000 people in hospitals across the province with COVID-19 for the first time since mid-August, and more than 3,000 healthcare workers absent from the system as a result of the virus.
Boileau and Dubé expressed that the increase in cases that has been recorded so far has not reached the point of exponential growth, nor has it had a measurable impact on the province’s intensive care units.
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