For the third day in a row Quebec has reported over 2,000 daily cases of COVID-19. Monday, 2,108 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of people infected to 179,093, of which 26,224 are active. According to the health ministry, 152,869 people have recovered from the virus.
The data also reports 30 new deaths, for a total of 7,766.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 38 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,048. Among those, the number of people in intensive care remained stable, for a total of 146.
A total of 4,831 vaccinations have been administered in the province so far. The vaccination campaign will begin locally for targeted healthcare workers on Dec. 23. At the moment, the vaccine is not available to the general population.
In the Estrie region 88 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the local total to 6,829. Of those, 28 were in Sherbrooke, 31 were in the Haute-Yamaska regional health sector, 10 occurred in Memphremagog, seven in Val Saint-Francois, five in Coaticook, and two or less in other parts of the territory served by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS.
A resident from the Centre d’hébergement Villa Bonheur in Granby passed away due to complications from the virus, bringing the death toll in the region to 124.
Seven cases were added to the Fleurimont cluster, bringing that outbreak total to 415.
Four new outbreaks were declared in the region. Two are from French elementary schools, which are now closed for the break, while one is in a daycare in Sherbrooke and one is at Les Résidences Soleil Manoir du Musée in Sherbrooke.
The highest recent increase in cases occurred at the Résidences Soleil Manoir in Granby where 11 residents tested positive since the last update.