COVID-19: nearly thirty fewer hospitalizations in Quebec
The new government report shows a decrease of 29 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, for a total of 1,315 people currently hospitalized in Quebec. On the intensive care side, the province recorded a decrease of only two people, for a total of 43 people admitted to these units.
However, the province has recorded 12 new deaths. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has now reached 15,390 deaths in Quebec.
Regarding new infections, 705 new cases are reported. 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
|Hospital||Hospitalizations< br>active||Change since the previous day|
|Montreal Heart Institute||9||0|
|Montreal Sacré-Coeur Hospital||26||0|
|Montreal General Hospital||18< /td>||0|
|Jewish General Hospital||47||-4||St. Mary's Hospital Center||45||-1|
|The Hospital of Montreal for Kids||<5||0|
|Montreal Neurological Hospital||<5||-1|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||24||-4|
|Lakeshore General Hospital||18||0|
|Lakeshore General Hospital Lachine||5||0|
|Santa Hospital Cabrini||19||-1|
|Montreal University Hospital Center||41||-1|
Government of Quebec
Lower projections for the coming weeks
The portrait of the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) for the week of May 14 to 20 reveals that, for a fifth consecutive week, the number of new reported hospital COVID cases is decreasing ( -14% compared to the previous week). This decline is observed in all age groups.
Still according to INESSS, the occupancy rate of regular beds should also decrease over the next two or three weeks. The same goes for the occupancy rate of intensive care beds.
Finally, it is interesting to note that just over half of new cases (59%) are people who have already COVID-19 when they are admitted to hospital or who contract the disease during their stay.
The new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) also reveals a downward trend since the peak observed in January 2022. During the week of May 16 to 22, 2022, more than 3.7 million cases were reported, a decrease of 3% compared to the previous week.
Also according to the WHO, the number of new weekly deaths also decreased by 11% compared to the previous week.