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Quebec reports an additional 147 COVID infections and 20 new deaths

Of the inpatients, 39 are in the intensive care unit. 3 people are increasing.

Few fans wore masks at the Tash Sultana concert during the Montreal International Jazz Festival June 30, 2022.
Fans wearing masks at the Tash Sultana Concert in Montreal International Jazz There were few festivals June 30, 2022.Photo: Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

Tuesday's state Prime Minister Francois Lego notes Kebecker But he said he believed the situation was still in control.

Lego told Repentigny reporters that he was watching the situation carefully, and that the number of people in the intensive care unit at COVID-19 was small. 32}.

"When I talk to public health, what they tell us is that we are in the summer, so we don't expect a big rise that would cause problems in our hospital. That's it. "

Still, the Prime Minister called on people to stay vigilant as the transmission around them increased.

"You can see it ... there are more cases with many people we know, so you need to be careful, especially if you are a vulnerable person. "Leggo added.

"If you received your last vaccination more than three months ago, you will need to go back and get additional vaccinations."

Quebec will have 1,441 people on Tuesday. We announced that the patient was hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest total since the end of May.

This figure represents the increase in 147 patients since the hospitalization data was last reported on Saturday.

Of the inpatients, 39 are in the intensive care unit. This is a three-fold or almost double increase from mid-June.

In addition, the state reported an additional 20 deaths due to the virus, bringing the death toll to 15,617.

The Ministry of Health reported that PCR tests at the clinic confirmed an additional 1,356 COVID-19 cases. The case number is not representative of the state situation, as this test method is not available to most Quebecs.

Since falling to 517 in the last week of May, the 7-day moving average of new cases identified by the PCR test has steadily risen to current levels of 1,306.

At a press conference last week, public health director Dr. Luc Boileau cautioned in the rise, but for the time being to regain public health. Restrictions that claimed no plans.

Legault reiterated on Tuesday that authorities were preparing to boost their vaccination capacity in August before schools reopened and COVID numbers were expected to increase in the fall.

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