COVID-19 cases in Quebec rise by 425, hospitalizations up by six

Quebec reported 425 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 389,224 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the new infections, 302 people had not received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine before testing positive, 38 received their first dose more than two weeks ago and 85 were double-vaxxed over a week ago.

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube said Tuesday that the numbers remain stable, but that the government expects hospitalizations to rise in September, and for cases in Montreal and Laval to jump.

In total, 373,538 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus, 429 more than 24 hours ago.

The Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) is reporting five fewer active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday for a total of 4,400.

One more death attributed to the disease was reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 11,286.

Fourteen people checked into the hospital for novel coronavirus treatment and eight were discharged, meaning the province's hospitalizations increased by six for a total of 131.

Of the new patients, 12 were unvaccinated, according to Quebec, and two had received both vaccines more than a week before being admitted.

There was one fewer patient in the intensive care ward for treatment, for a total of 36.

On Aug. 29, 16,453 samples were analyzed.


Quebec health care professionals administered 23,594, including 22,200 in the past 24 hours. 

In total, 12,340,055 doses of vaccine have been administered in Quebec and 87,184 Quebecers received their vaccination out of province.

Quebec's health ministry says that of those eligible for a vaccine, 6,479,254 people (86 per cent of the eligible population) have received one dose and 5,912,698 people (79 per cent) have received both doses.

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube asaid that mandatory vaccination orders will be coming for those in the health-care sector in the near future.



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