COVID-19: new significant drop in hospitalizations

COVID-19: further-significant drop in hospitalizations

Quebec has recorded a decrease of 60 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Intensive care admissions also fell slightly.

According to the latest government report, the province recorded 70 entries and 130 exits, for a total of 1,162 people hospitalized in Quebec. On the intensive care side, there are four new entries and five exits, for a total of 68 patients in these units.

As for new infections, 1267 new cases have been 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.

Quebec also deplores fifteen new deaths. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec has now reached 14,141 deaths.

Active hospitalizations in Montreal

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Hospital Active
Change since previous day
Montreal Heart Institute 1 -2
Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital 39 -10
Montreal General Hospital 14 -1
Jewish General Hospital -1
St. Mary's Hospital Center 30 0
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital 47 +1
Verdun Hospital 6 -2
CHU Sainte-Justine 15 0
The Montreal Children's Hospital 4 -2
Montreal Neurological Hospital 2 -1
Royal Victoria Hospital 19 0
LaSalle Hospital 5 0
Lakeshore General Hospital 14 -2
Lachine Hospital 2 0
Fleury Hospital 9 -1
Jean-Talon Hospital 9 -1
Santa Cabrini Hospital 11 0
University of Montreal Hospital Center 40 -3
Notre-Dame Hospital 12 0

Government of Quebec

Optimistic projections

INESSS projections suggest that for the first time since the peak of the 5th wave, new hospitalizations will stabilize for the next two weeks, reaching approximately 68.

Also according to INESS, the occupancy rate of regular beds should remain similar over the next two or three weeks. As for intensive care beds, the occupancy rate should decrease.

Acting national director of public health, Luc Boileau, has also announced that individuals who live with a loved one with COVID-19 will no longer have to isolate themselves as of March 12 . People who test positive for COVID-19 will still need to self-isolate for a period of five days.

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