COVID-19: hospitalizations on the rise
A nurse takes a screening test.
Quebec reports a significant increase in hospitalizations, in addition to recording an increase in new cases and intensive care admissions due to COVID-19.
Infections in Quebec reach the figure of 1747 for this new day, which is 119 more cases than the previous day's figure, and 513 more cases than last week.
The Quebec health establishments are also recording an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, with an increase of 25 (i.e. 47 admissions and 22 discharges). The total is 293 people hospitalized in the province. Intensive care also saw an increase of 2 people, with 11 new admissions and 9 discharges, bringing the total to 75 people admitted.
Among the new hospitalizations of the day, there are 23 people not vaccinated or having received a first dose for less than 14 days, one person vaccinated first and 23 other people considered to be fully vaccinated.
The new cases are divided between 792 unvaccinated, 45 primary vaccinated and 910 double vaccinated.
According to INSPQ data, an unvaccinated person has a 2.8 times higher risk of infection compared to a fully vaccinated person. The risk of hospitalization is currently 14.7 times higher.
Seven additional deaths in Quebec
Quebec has recorded seven new deaths in the last 24 hours. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec rises to 11,618 deaths.
Active outbreaks are increasing and show the figure of 1092 for the date of December 13.
The & nbsp ; effective reproduction rate (Rt) & nbsp; remains at 1.24, indicating increased circulation of the virus in the population. These are 469 & nbsp; 356 people who have been infected in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
The samples taken on December 12 amount to 32 & nbsp; 002 tests carried out.
Point de presse on the current situation
The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, will hold a point release regarding the current COVID-19 situation in Quebec at 1 p.m. this afternoon.