The situation remains alarming in Chaudière-Appalaches, which confirmed 224 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, while the Beauce region remains the regional epicenter of the epidemic.
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Thus Chaudière-Appalaches took second place in Quebec, ahead of Capitale-Nationale, with 205 new infections, and only Montreal preceded it with 375 new cases.
It is about twenty more infections than the previous day for the southern coast of Quebec. Two weeks ago, the number of new infections did not exceed 100 daily cases in that region.
Pius, where an anti-mask demonstration drew more than 400 people on Saturday, remains the region where the virus is most active in the province relative to its population, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ).
Over the past week, […] The daily average, we see that in the Quebec City region there is a slight decrease, but in BOS, it is increasing. So, it is a rude awakening of the Shoudiere Appalachian people, especially Pius, ”explains GP Christian Fortin.
In Chaudière-Appalaches, the daily average for the past six days was 189, compared to 174 the previous week. For Quebec, the average daily new infections this week have reached 281 so far, compared to 344 the previous week.
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A truck equipped with loudspeakers has been roaming the streets of Montreal since Saturday morning to encourage residents to get vaccinated. In Capitale-Nationale, 203,153 doses have been administered so far.
While the number of new cases approached 300 during the week at Capital National, and rose to 341 on Tuesday, Saturday, the balance sheet reported 205 additional cases.
“Two hundred and five, even if this is a decrease from the previous day, it is still a very large number.” Matteo Poivin, spokesperson for CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, commented, “It remains an alarming level of new cases.”
In addition to the British and South African variants, the Nigerian variant has appeared in the Capitale-Nationale region, with three cases confirmed this week, according to data from INSPQ. The Brazilian alternative is still absent.
Quebec recorded 1,537 new infections and 8 new deaths on Saturday, for a total of 10,793 deaths so far. Half of these new deaths were from the region
However, no new deaths were added on Saturday in Chaudière-Appalaches.
“For Quebec as a whole, expectations are for an increase in the number of new hospital admissions over the next two to three weeks,” the National Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Services said Thursday.
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On Saturday, there were 692 (+28) people hospitalized in Quebec, of whom 175 were in intensive care (+8). Capitale-National and Shoudyear-Appalachia are no exception, with 110 and 31 entries respectively.