COVID-19: rise in hospitalizations
Quebec is reporting a slight increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, while admissions to intensive care are down slightly.
Quebec has also recorded 52 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
The increase in hospitalizations in Quebec health establishments is 16 people, which gives a total of 3299 people bedridden in provincial hospitals. Admissions to intensive care recorded a decrease of 10 people, for a total of 263 people.
Among the new hospitalizations of the day and admissions to intensive care, there are 73 people aged 59 and under and 181 people aged 60 and over.
Infections reached the figure of 2807 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.
< p>With the 52 new deaths recorded, the human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec now rises to 12,851 deaths.
According to data from the INSPQ, the samples dated January 24 amount to 30,014 tests carried out.
Active hospitalizations in Montreal hospitals
|Change since the previous day|
|Montreal Heart Institute||17||+1|
|Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital||112||-4|
|Montreal General Hospital||52||+3|
|Jewish General Hospital||141||-5|
|St. Mary's Hospital Center||69< /td>||+1|
|The Montreal Children's Hospital||9||-1< /td>|
|Montreal Neurological Hospital||5||0|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||79|
|Santa Cabrini Hospital||69< /td>||0|
|Montreal University Hospital Center||108||-3|
Vaccine passport in supermarkets
The new health measure which makes the vaccine passport in select big box stores comes into effect today. The expansion of the vaccine passport specifically concerns big-box stores with an area greater than 1,500 square meters (16,000 square feet).
The new health measure does not concern grocery stores and pharmacies since they offer services deemed essential as well as gas stations and common areas of shopping centers.
The measure also exempts pharmacies located in these big-box stores, but on the condition that an employee accompanies unvaccinated people. They will also have to limit their purchase exclusively to pharmaceutical products or services.