COVID-19: hospitalizations still down
Hospitalizations are still down in Quebec, with a decrease of 93 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, for a total of 2,637 people currently hospitalized in the province.
As for admissions to intensive care, there was a decrease of 13 people, for a total of 191 people admitted to intensive care in Quebec hospitals.
The province has recorded 42 new deaths in the past 24 hours, for a total of 13 378 people who have died since the start of the pandemic.
Infections have reached 3,592 new cases for this new day. However, this data is not representative of the real number of cases, since screening is limited to a limited number of people.
Active hospitalizations in Montreal hospitals
|Change since previous day|
|Montreal Heart Institute||9||-1|
|Montreal Sacré-Coeur Hospital||95||-7|
|Montreal General Hospital||40||0|
|Jewish General Hospital||117||+4|
|St. Mary's Hospital Center< /td>||56||+3|
|The Montreal Children's Hospital||7||-4|
|Montreal Neurological Hospital||6||+1|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||68||-2|
|Lakeshore General Hospital< /td>||45||-4|
|Santa Cabrini Hospital||57||-1|
|University of Montreal Hospital Center||87||-1|
|Notre Dame Hospital||54||-1|
INSPQ calls for vigilance
Despite the drop in hospitalizations which seems to have been maintained for the past few days, the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) nevertheless issued a warning in its latest report, published on Wednesday.
Even if  ;the peak of hospitalizations seems to have been reached in early January, a rise in February is not a completely excluded scenario, according to the Institute. The return to class and the new easing measures could create an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
INSPQ’s optimistic scenario is based on the idea that the number of social contacts will increase slightly after the relaxations. In this situation, the Institute expects a stabilization or a slight increase in hospitalizations.
Its more pessimistic projection assumes that the number of social contacts will increase significantly as a result of the easings. In this case, hospitalizations and deaths could increase substantially in February.