COVID-19: hospitalizations down in Quebec
The new government report shows a decrease of 37 hospitalizations, for a total of 2,372 people currently hospitalized in the province due to COVID- 19. As for people admitted to intensive care, there was an increase of two people compared to the previous day.
Quebec also recorded 22 new deaths. The human toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has now reached 14,928 deaths in the province.
As for new infections, there are 2,066 new cases reported in the province. However, it should be noted that the number of cases listed is not representative of the current situation, since access to screening centers is reserved for priority clienteles.
Active hospitalizations in Montreal
|Change since previous day|
|Montreal Sacré-Coeur Hospital||-1|
|Montreal General Hospital||26||-1|
|Jewish General Hospital||93||+5|
|St. Mary's Hospital Center||25||-4|
|Verdun Hospital< /td>||26||-3|
|CHU Sainte-Justine||15||+ 1|
|The Montreal Children's Hospital||6||-1|
|Montreal Neurological Hospital||<5||0|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||39||+3|
|Lakeshore General Hospital||41||-4|
|Santa Cabrini Hospital||27||-1|
|University of Montreal Hospital Center||53||-2|
Government of Quebec
A seventh wave in the fall?
It is very likely that there will be a seventh wave in Quebec according to Alain Lamarre, virology expert from the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS).
“If it’s the same virus or a virus similar to Omicron […], it could still cause a significant wave if we don’t use a new vaccine,” he said. to Metro in an article published on Wednesday.
According to Alain Lamarre, the arrival of the first anticovid treatment, Paxlovid, and the drug Evusheld, which protect immunocompromised people, will change the situation if a seventh wave were to arrive in Quebec.
“It will have an impact on severe cases and deaths, because this population is over-represented in mortality rates. […] This is good news, but it will not have a significant impact on a wave, because it will not be used on a large scale,” maintained Alain Lamarre.