COVID-19: the decline continues in Quebec, but the cases increase elsewhere, according to the WHO

COVID-19: decline continues in Quebec, but cases increase elsewhere, according to WHO

While the World Health Organization de la Santé (WHO) notes an increase in new cases linked to COVID-19 in certain regions of the world, in Quebec, the situation is still encouraging.

The latest data on the evolution of the pandemic in the province show a drop in the number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19.

In all, 35 beds have been freed up compared to the previous day , bringing the total number of patients to 1,599. However, 53 people are in intensive care. This is an increase of five patients.

The report shows 14 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, for a total of 15,326 deaths.

5,039 healthcare workers were still absent for COVID-related reasons.

Active hospitalizations in Montreal

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Hospital Active
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Montreal Heart Institute 5 -1
Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital 28 -3
Montreal General Hospital 20 -3
Jewish General Hospital 62 -2
St. Mary's Hospital Center 48 +5
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55 -3
Verdun Hospital 14 -1
CHU Sainte-Justine 8 -2
L 'Montreal Children's Hospital 5 -1
Montreal Neurological Hospital < 5 +1
Royal Victoria Hospital 20 -4
LaSalle Hospital 5
Lakeshore General Hospital 24 -2
Lachine Hospital 6 -1
Fleury Hospital 9 0
Jean-Talon Hospital 15 -1
Santa Cabrini Hospital 25 0
University of Montreal Hospital Center -2
Notre-Dame Hospital 20 -1

COVID-19 cases are increasing in some regions of the world

In its weekly epidemiological report, the World Health Organization ( WHO) indicates that new cases of COVID-19 stabilized during the period from May 9 to May 15, with more than 3.6 million cases reported. As for the number of new weekly deaths, it continues to decline.

However, new weekly cases increased in the Eastern Mediterranean region (+63%), in the Americas region (+26% ), in the Western Pacific Region (+14%) and in the African Region (+6%).

In Quebec, 626 new cases have been identified, but this number is not representative of the situation. Indeed, access to screening centers is restricted to priority clienteles, recalls the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

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