Vaccination numbers pick up as people seek second booster

By Gordon Lambie
Vaccination numbers pick up as people seek second booster

The Province of Quebec reported 1,582 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday, an increase of 42 compared to the previous day. It was also the third consecutive day this week where the number of new hospital admissions across the province was above 200.

There were 64 people in intensive care, a decrease of 2 compared to the previous day.

There were 28 new covid-related deaths recorded on Thursday for a total of 14,482.

In the Eastern Townships the number of hospitalizations declined by four on Thursday but, at 107, still remained higher than any other time since early February. The number of people in intensive care in the region remained unchanged compared to Wednesday, at three, and the region reported no new deaths.

With regard to vaccination, Quebec added another 32,210 doses to its figures on Thursday. The number is more than 10,000 higher than the number posted the day before, and is likely reflective of the fact that authorization for the additional booster was extended to those 70 and up. Anyone 60 and up will be able to make an appointment for an additional dose, if they wish to, as of Monday, April 11.

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