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Restrict your contacts, says Quebec well being minister as COVID-19 hospitalizations enhance

Restrict your contacts, says Quebec well being minister as COVID-19 hospitalizations enhance

Quebec is reporting 8,231 COVID-19 instances on Monday and 10 extra deaths attributable to the virus.

Nonetheless, well being authorities warn that with the introduction of speedy testing kits in the neighborhood, on Dec. 20, the variety of confirmed instances reported might not mirror the scenario on the bottom and could possibly be larger.

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Quebec’s new restrictions take impact because the province information virtually 8,000 new COVID-19 instances

In a bid to restrict the unfold of the virus, pushed by the extremely contagious Omicron variant, the federal government has continued to tighten restrictions, capping non-public gatherings to 6 folks or two-family bubbles as of Boxing Day.

Authorities officers have repeatedly urged Quebecers to cut back their variety of contacts, a plea that was repeated Monday by Well being Minister Christian Dubé amid growing hospitalizations.

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Between Dec. 22 and Dec. 26, COVID-19 hospitalizations elevated by 141, Dubé wrote on Twitter.

Quebec’s public well being institute is reporting 614 pandemic-related hospitalizations, together with 109 sufferers in intensive care.

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Quebec Premier François Legault warns robust weeks forward as COVID-19 instances mount

In the meantime, Quebecers aged 60 and over can e-book an appointment on the Clic Santé web site for a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Premier François Legault, who’s 64, is scheduled to obtain his third dose at a Montreal vaccine clinic later within the day.

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Because the begin of the pandemic, Quebec has recorded 546,437 infections, 472,692 recoveries and 11,677 deaths.

—With a file from The Canadian Press

 

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