Hospitalizations in Quebec decline but daily cases see a slight rise

Record Staff
Hospitalizations  in Quebec decline but  daily cases see a slight rise

The Province of Quebec showed a slight increase in the number of new cases reported on Wednesday, with 1,328 new cases reported after previous days had dipped closer to 1.100. The new additions brought the total number of people infected to 257,330, with 15,479 considered active. The data also reported 53 new deaths, for a total of 9,630. The number of hospitalizations decreased by 34 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,290. Among those, the number of people in intensive care increased by four, for a total of 221. Another 4,340 doses of vaccine were administered on Tuesday, for a total of 229,219 to date out of the 238,100 doses that have been received by the province as a whole.
The Estrie Region reflected that same upswing in new cases, albeit on a smaller scale, with 49 being added after Tuesday’s report of 41. As of Wednesday’s report there were 547 active cases of COVID-19 across the Estrie.
Wednesday’s daily report also brought the news of two new deaths, one at the Valcourt long term care facility (CHSLD) and the other at the Résidence Haut-Bois in Sherbrooke.
Local hospitalizations continued their downward trend, however, with a total of 52 patients in non ICU beds of whom 12 are considered recovered and 11 people in intensive care.

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