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Quebec studies 756 new COVID-19 instances as hospitalizations soar

Quebec studies 756 new COVID-19 instances as hospitalizations soar

Quebec reported 756 new instances of COVID-19 and two extra deaths as well being authorities warn of the arrival in Canada of the Omicron variant of concern.

Canada’s first recognized instances had been confirmed in Ottawa on Sunday. Ontario’s prime physician stated the 2 individuals who had just lately been in Nigeria, had been first examined for the virus in Montreal upon their arrival in Canada.

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1st Omicron instances in Canada landed at Montreal’s Trudeau Worldwide Airport

On Sunday, Federal Well being Minister Jean-Yves Duclos reassured the general public, whereas additionally saying extra instances of the variant are anticipated.

“I do know that this new variant could appear regarding, however I wish to remind Canadians that vaccination, together with public well being and particular person protecting measures, is working to scale back the unfold of COVID-19 and its variants in our communities.”

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Of the brand new instances of COVID-19 reported in Quebec, 417 are amongst unvaccinated individuals or these lower than two weeks faraway from a COVID-19 vaccine.

In keeping with information launched by Quebec’s well being ministry, those that are unvaccinated are 3.6 time extra prone to turn out to be contaminated than those that are adequately vaccinated.

They’re additionally 16.1 occasions extra prone to be hospitalized resulting from problems of the virus than people who find themselves absolutely vaccinated.

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Quebec studies 875 new COVID-19 instances, no deaths

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Pandemic-related hospitalizations elevated by 10 within the final day, with 22 sufferers admitted and 12 discharged for a complete of 226. Of these, 45 are in intensive care.

Quebec’s immunization marketing campaign for youths between the ages of 5 and 11 continues with 69,889 kids having obtained a primary shot of a pediatric vaccine and 136,264 others having booked an appointment.

The most recent information out there exhibits that 80 per cent of the inhabitants in Quebec has obtained not less than one dose.

Up to now, the province has recorded 447,387 infections and 11,576 deaths attributable to the virus.

— With information from World Information’ David Lao and The Canadian Press

© 2021 World Information, a division of Corus Leisure Inc.

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