The provincial institute of public health, the INSPQ, recorded a slight decline in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Townships on Monday, going from 205 last Friday to 194 in the most recent report. Within that total, the number of active cases in Sherbrooke and la Pommeraie increased slightly, but almost every other region reporting data saw cases decrease.
The overall number of local hospitalizations was six, with two in intensive care.
The next detailed update on Covid numbers in the Eastern Townships is expected Tuesday morning.
The province as a whole reported 376 new cases on Monday as a part of 1,402 recorded since the last update. This brought the total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic to 385,120, with 3,725 cases currently active.
There was one new death recorded over the weekend, for a total of 11,280, and the number of hospitalizations increased by 12, to 99. Of that total, 31 people are in intensive care; an increase of one over the last update.
According to data shared by Health Minister Christian Dubé, 77 per cent of new cases between Aug. 9 and 22 were in people under the age of 40, with nearly half being in people aged 20-39, and roughly 66 per cent were in people who have not received a single vaccine dose.
The provincial vaccination rate is now at 86.2 per cent for a first dose in people 12 and up, and 78.2 per cent when it comes to adequate vaccination.