Coronavirus in Quebec: 1,171 new cases, three more deaths, hospital admissions down by one
MONTREAL – For the second day in a row, Quebec reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases as the health ministry said 1,171 more people tested positive for the virus.
This is the highest daily increase in cases since April 30 when the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported a similar number of new cases.
Of the new cases, 714 were unvaccinated, 12 had received a single dose of the vaccine more than 14 days earlier, and 445 had received the double vaccine more than seven days before testing positive.
The Department of Health says you’re 3.7 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 if you weren’t vaccinated and 1.7 times more likely if you’ve had one.
There are currently 667 outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.
The province also recorded 3 new deaths and reduced 1 hospital admission.
Of the 20 patients who presented to a Quebec hospital for COVID-19 treatment, seven were unvaccinated and 13 received both doses of the vaccine more than seven days prior to hospital arrival. There are five more people in the intensive care unit than 24 hours out of a total of 48 hours.
Quebec’s vaccination rate remains at 84% for those who received the first dose and 81% for those who received both doses.
Healthcare professionals have given 14,057 more doses to children aged five to 11 years old, and now 29,876 people in that age group have had their first shot.