COVID-19: Quebec sees 59 more deaths, another drop in hospitalizations | Globalnews.ca


After weeks of sharp will increase within the variety of COVID-19 infections and pandemic-related hospitalizations fueled by the Omicron variant, Quebec is seeing some enchancment.

The province is reporting 3,351 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Friday for a lower of 60 over the day before today. With 346 new sufferers admitted and 406 discharged,  the drop marks the second consecutive day of decreased hospitalizations.

There was additionally a lower of 20 sufferers in intensive care over the past 24 hours, with a complete of 265.

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On Thursday, Premier François Legault confirmed the province has doubtless peaked when it comes to infections and hospitalizations.

He famous, nevertheless, the scenario stays troublesome with round 12,000 health-care staff nonetheless off the job.

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In the meantime, 108,305 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on Thursday for a complete of greater than 16,9 million doses for the reason that begin of the vaccination marketing campaign simply over a yr in the past.

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For the reason that begin of the pandemic Quebec has recorded 824,942 infections together with 5,995 new instances on Friday. The province warns that instances numbers don’t precisely replicate the scenario attributable to restricted screening reserved for precedence teams.

The dying toll for the reason that begin of the pandemic stands at 12,698.



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