Hospital numbers continue to rise in Quebec

By Gordon Lambie
Hospital numbers continue to rise in Quebec

The province of Quebec reported 2,154 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday, an increase of 94 compared to Wednesday’s update. Of that total, 888 people were in the hospital directly because of the virus.

The province’s intensive care numbers saw another significant increase on Thursday, with 96 people in the province’s ICUs, for an increase of 13 compared to the previous day. 67 of the 96 were there due to their Covid diagnosis.

There were 26 new deaths recorded Thursday, for a total of 14,618 since the start of the pandemic, and 12,995 health care workers were absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.)

Following the significant jump in local hospitalizations on Wednesday, Thursday’s report from the Eastern Townships showed only a small increase. Only two new Covid-related hospitalizations were reported for a total of 148 with seven in intensive care. The region also reported one new death linked to the virus, for a total of 562 since the start of the pandemic.

Quebec also recorded 47,521 additional doses of vaccine administered, the highest single-day total since the province began its second booster campaign.

Because of the holiday weekend, there will be no update from the government on the COVID-19 situation on either April 15 or the 18.

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