COVID-19: 147 new cases in the Capitale-Nationale

COVID-19: 147 new cases in the Capitale-Nationale

While trying to vaccinate priority populations as quickly as possible, the Capitale-Nationale region declared 147 new cases of coronavirus on its territory on Wednesday.

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This level of transmission shows some progress in controlling the pandemic in the Quebec City region, even if the game is far from over.

The 147 cases announced on Wednesday fall within the daily average for last week, which was 152 new cases per day.

This is encouraging, as such a low average had not been seen since the end of November.

But this downward movement has only been observed for a week and it is therefore difficult for the moment to see an obvious trend.

There is still work to be done to find a truly comfortable portait as evidenced by the occupation of hospitals, while 128 people were receiving care for COVID-19 as of Tuesday.

During a lull in early November, there were about 71 new cases of coronavirus per day in the Capitale-Nationale.

The region also deplored 5 new deaths on Wednesday, for a total of 797 victims since the start of the health crisis.

Vaccination continues

The CIUSSS ensures that its vaccine stocks allow it to maintain the same rate of vaccination as in the past few days.

Over a 24 hour period, 797 new people received the injection.

On Thursday, Moderna’s vaccine will be brought to four CHSLDs in Charlevoix and to the accommodation center located in the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré hospital, which will allow about 350 individuals to be vaccinated.

The CIUSSS maintains its objective of having given the first dose to its 4,000 CHSLD residents by the beginning of next week.

Subject to receipt of new doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, the regional health agency is also planning to open new vaccination centers for healthcare workers.

South of the St.Lawrence River, the situation continues to be worrying as 130 new people have received a positive diagnosis and one more death is deplored.

Unlike the Gaspé and Bas-Saint-Laurent where vaccination was at a standstill, Chaudière-Appalaches carried out 476 inoculations on Tuesday.

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