COVID-19: More than 12,000 new cases and a sharp increase in hospitalizations

A record number of new cases of COVID-19 is recorded in Quebec, or 12,833 new infections, according to the latest report on COVID-19 from Santé Quebec. We deplore a very sharp increase in hospitalizations and 15 new deaths.

There is thus a total of 702 people hospitalized, including 115 in intensive care. This is an increase of 88 hospitalizations compared to the previous day. In intensive care, there are 6 new entries. Currently, Quebec defines its hospitalization capacity at 825 places and 210 in intensive care. There are 15 new deaths.

The average number of cases reported over the past seven days is 9133. As of December 20, the average number of cases stood at 3712.

Yesterday, Quebec authorities reported 8,231 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths . 614 people hospitalized & nbsp; and 109 people in intensive care were listed.

Recall that the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda, will hold a press briefing at 1 p.m. concerning the epidemiological situation.

Since Sunday, December 26, new rules surrounding gatherings in private residences have come into force. This limit on gathering goes from 10 to a maximum of 6 people.


Since Monday, people aged 60 and over have access to the 3rd dose, and more than 40,000 of them had been vaccinated the day before. In all, a third of the population eligible for this booster dose had access to it, or 779,983 people. Among the 5 & # 8211; 11 years old, 362,664 are now vaccinated, or 55% of this age group.

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