COVID-19: cases on the rise, Legault announces a press briefing tonight
The Premier of Quebec, François Legault
The new cases of COVID- 19 continue to climb in Quebec. The Legault government announces a press point at 6 p.m. this evening to announce important measures due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 and the new variant Omicron.
The infections reach for this new day the figure of 2736, which is 350 cases more than yesterday's figure, and 929 cases more than last week.
Quebec health establishments are experiencing a slight decrease in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, with a drop of four people (34 admissions and 38 discharges), which gives a total of 305 hospitalized in the province. Intensive care also recorded a decrease, a decrease of 10 people (one new entry and 11 discharges), bringing the total to 63 people admitted.
Among the new hospitalizations of the day, there are 20 people not vaccinated or having received a first dose for less than 14 days, 2 primary vaccines and 12 other people considered to be fully vaccinated.
The new cases are divided between 1060 unvaccinated, 85 primary vaccines and 1591 double vaccinated people.
According to INSPQ data, an unvaccinated person has a 2.6 times higher risk of infection compared to a fully vaccinated person . The risk of hospitalization is currently 15.3 times higher.
Five additional deaths in Quebec
Quebec has five new deaths in the last 24 hours. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec rises to 11 & nbsp; 627 deaths.
Active outbreaks are increasing and show the figure of 1195 for the date of December 15.
The effective reproduction rate (Rt) remains at 1.24, indicating increased circulation of the virus in the population. These are 474 & nbsp; 478 people who have been infected in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
The samples taken on December 14 amount to 45 & nbsp; 375 tests carried out.
Important point of press
Prime Minister François Legault announced a press conference this evening at 6 p.m. It plans to announce measures due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Quebec and the significant advance of the Omicron variant in Quebec and around the world.