Over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec

Record Staff
Over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec
Granby Hospital emergency room (Photo : Courtesy)

Quebec broke another record Wednesday, reporting 2,511 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. The total number of people infected in Quebec since the beginning of the pandemic is 199,822. According to public health, 170,045 people have recovered from the virus.
The data also reports 41 new deaths, for a total of 8,165.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 80 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,211. Among those, the number of people in intensive care increased by 4, for a total of 152.
Wednesday 2,739 doses of vaccine were administered for a total of 25,315 so far in the province.
In the Estrie region 123 cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the local total to 7,733.
There were two new deaths in the area; one at the non-traditional care facility on Bowen Street in Sherbrooke set up for seniors awaiting a CHSLD placement, and one at Résidences Soleil Manoir in Granby.
The total number of deaths reported in the Estrie related to COVID-19 is 166.
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS has 74 beds reserved for the care of COVID-19 patients and 25 spaces available in intensive care.
There are currently 33 hospitalisations and five patients in intensive care in the region.
Number of vaccines administered This hyperlink will open in a new window. In the Estrie region, only targeted health workers are currently being vaccinated.
To date 884 health care workers in the region have been vaccinated.

High volume at Granby Hospital emergency room
Citing a high volume of visitors to the Granby Hospital Emergency Department, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS is asking the population to present in the emergency room only if necessary.
The current occupancy rate in the emergency department is due to various reasons, the health authority explained in a press release, including a large number of people who must be hospitalized and who are waiting for a bed to become available. It is also due to the fact that some people are presenting with minor health problems.
People whose state of health requires a visit to the emergency room must go there. All measures are in place to accommodate them safely.
“If we are making this appeal, it is because we need to be able to ensure that care and services are accessible to the population. The best way to do this is to direct people to the right place to receive them according to their needs,” explained Karine Duchaineau, Assistant Executive Director of the General and Specialized Physical Health Program.
The health authority suggests anyone not in a severe state stay home and consult Info-Santé by calling 811 or consult a pharmacist, family doctor or a local walk-in clinic.
The www.santeestrie.qc.ca site lists the various options available to users before going to the emergency department, as well as the schedules of clinics and GMFs in the area.

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