COVID-19: Hospitalizations continue to increase in Quebec

COVID-19 : hospitalizations continue to increase in Quebec

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Quebec reports a significant increase in hospitalizations and new intensive care admissions due to COVID-19. The number of new cases, meanwhile, is decreasing slightly.

The infections for this new day reach the figure of 15,293, which is 552 cases less than the figure of the day before, and 7,062 cases more than the & nbsp; last week.

Quebec health establishments note an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, with an increase of 165 people, which gives a total of 1396 hospitalized in the province. Intensive care admissions also saw an increase of 19 new people, giving a total of 181 people admitted to intensive care.

Quebec currently has 103,797 active cases of COVID-19 infection. 651,328 people have been infected in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.

Fifteen additional deaths in Quebec

Quebec has recorded fifteen new deaths in the last 24 hours. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec rose to 11,760 deaths.

The samples as of January 2 amounted to 47,731 tests carried out.

Risks of & rsquo ; hospitalizations in the coming weeks

Based on data collected up to December 27, the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) presents two projection models.

The first model is based on an average growth rate in the number of cases. He predicts that within three weeks, the occupation of regular beds for COVID patients could reach approximately 1,600 beds and therefore exceed level 3 established by the MSSS. As for intensive care beds, the occupancy rate could reach nearly 300 beds, thus approaching level 3.

The second model is based on raw data and therefore takes into account the increase in cases and hospitalizations in recent days. This model predicts that within 3 weeks, the occupancy of regular beds would rise to approximately 2,100 beds. As for intensive care beds, the occupancy rate would reach 375 beds. These projections are beyond level 3 and also exceed the thresholds observed in previous waves.

L & rsquo; INESSS points out, however, that the growth in the number of planned hospitalizations may be slowed down by the intensification of efforts vaccination and the impact of health measures recently implemented or to come.

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