Quebec reports 1 new COVID-19 death

Quebec announced Monday that it will stop collecting data on COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, meaning the number of people hospitalized as of Friday is unknown.

The province said in its daily COVID-19 update that the reason is due to a “change in methodology” and that hospitalizations will be counted from Tuesday to Saturday in the future.

Last Friday, the Ministry of Health reported that the number of hospital admissions fell by 38, to a total of 1,067. The number of IC cases grew to 28.

On Monday, the health ministry said there was one new death related to the disease, bringing the total death toll to 15,450. The number of health workers absent for COVID-19 reasons was 3,670, up from 3,940 on Friday.

The daily update also did not include the number of active outbreaks in the province due to “technical reasons”.

NEW CASES

Monday’s update also revealed that 368 more people tested positive for the coronavirus through PCR tests, which are reserved for priority groups in Quebec.

Public health also received 216 rapid antigen test results in the past 24 hours, 186 of which were positive.

Health professionals analyzed 7,742 samples in the past day, meaning the positivity rate is 5.6 percent.

VACCINATIONS

As for vaccinations, health professionals have administered 2,093 injections in the past 24 hours, for a total of 19,941,590 doses in Quebec. An additional 337,493 doses have been given to Quebecers outside the province, for a cumulative total of 20,279,083 shots.

Vaccination rates among the population eligible for the first, third, and fourth doses are 91 percent, 55 percent, and 14 percent, respectively.

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