COVID-19: Quebec confirms 9,397 new cases
A queue in front of the COVID-19 screening center at Hôtel-Dieu hospital.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Quebec has crossed the bar of 9,000 daily cases of COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations is still increasing, according to the government's latest report.
< p> For this new day, infections reach the figure of 9,397, which is 3,037 more cases than the previous day, and 6,661 more cases than last week.
Quebec health establishments have noted an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, with an increase of 28 people (92 admissions and 64 discharges), which gives a total of 473 hospitalized in the province. The number of people in intensive care also registered an increase of three people (15 admissions and 12 discharges), for a total of 91 people.
Among the new hospitalizations of the day, there are 60 unvaccinated or unvaccinated people. who received a first dose for less than 14 days and 32 others considered to be fully vaccinated.
New cases are divided between 5,242 unvaccinated, 238 primary vaccinated and 3,917 double vaccinated.
Six additional deaths in Quebec
Quebec has six new deaths in the last 24 hours. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec rises to 11 & nbsp; 658 deaths.
Active outbreaks are increasing and show the figure of 1,487 for the date of December 22.
The effective reproduction rate (Rt) still stands at 1.56, indicating increased circulation of the virus in the population. These are 511 & nbsp; 095 people who have been infected in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
The samples as of December 21 amount to 54 & nbsp; 520 tests carried out.
New measures from December 26
Quebec allows citizens to meet together in groups of ten people – or three bubbles – for Christmas and the day before. On the other hand, from December 26, gatherings in homes will be limited to 6 people, or two bubbles. The measure also applies to restaurants.