COVID-19: slowdown in hospitalizations in Quebec
Quebec reports 81 new hospitalizations, a figure still down from the last few days.
Quebec healthcare establishments have noted an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, with an increase of 81 (303 new admissions and 222 discharges), which gives a total of 3,381 people hospitalized in the region. province. Admissions to intensive care also recorded an increase of four new people (41 new admissions and 37 discharges), for a total of 286 people.
Among the new hospitalizations of the day, there are 90 people not vaccinated or having received a first dose for less than 14 days, 10 primary vaccinated, 192 other people considered to be fully vaccinated and 11 children from 0 to 4 years old.
Infections reach for this new day the figure of 5400, i.e. 546 cases less than the figure of the previous day and 5173 cases less than last week. This data is however not representative of the actual number of cases, since screening is limited to a limited number of people.
The new cases are divided between 780 unvaccinated, 204 primary vaccinated and 4302 doubly vaccinated people.
< p>Quebec has recorded 54 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec has risen to 12 364 deaths.
Number of active hospitalizations by hospital:
|Hospital||Total||Change since previous day|
|Montreal Heart Institute||17||-1|
|Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital||121||+6|
|Montreal General Hospital||39||+1|
|Jewish General Hospital||153||+13|
|St. Mary's Hospital Center||73||+2|
|The Montreal Children's Hospital||11||+3|
|Royal Victoria Hospital||96||+4|
|Lakeshore General Hospital||71||+4|
|Santa Cabrini Hospital||61||+4|
|Montreal University Hospital Center||127||+3|
|Our Hospital -Dame||57||-2|
The worst of the 5th wave behind us?
A slowdown in the growth of cases and new hospitalizations in the coming weeks would be looming for Greater Montreal, according to simulations by the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) and the Research Group in Mathematical Modeling and Economics of Infectious Diseases Health at Université Laval.
In half of the simulations, cases and new hospitalizations may have already peaked or may peak in the coming days. For the other half, cases and new hospitalizations could continue to rise for a few more days or weeks.
The projections should be interpreted with caution, however, as uncertainties remain regarding the severity of Omicron (including the risk of death per case), the rate of vaccination, the adherence of the population to the measures announced and the impact of the return to school.