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COVID-19: numbers on the rise in Quebec

Public health authorities have reported five additional deaths in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions in the past 24 hours.

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A recent update shows an increase in new cases in both administrative regions. Unsurprisingly, growth remains strong in Chaudière-Appalachian Mountains, with 128 new cases more than the previous day and one death.

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“We see more on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays because there are fewer impressions on weekends. I can tell you that the problem has not been solved yet. COVID-19 is still present, ”said Dr. Liliana Romero, Regional Director. of health care of Chaudière-Appalaches.

Bose remains under close scrutiny as the rate of COVID cases per 100,000 inhabitants remains more than double that of other locations in Chodier Appalachian.

According to INSPQ, Capitale-Nationale has 188 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 248 cases per 100,000 in Chaudière-Appalaches and 600 per 100,000 in Beauce alone.

Yesterday, 2504 doses of the vaccine were administered in the Shod’eres Appalachians, and today 152,601 doses. This equates to vaccination coverage of 34.4% of the Chaudière-Appalachian population, enough to satisfy Dr. Romero.

“This is very good. People are coming for vaccines,” she said.

The government’s announcement to open primary schools in Quebec and Levi from May 3, but not schools in Bose, Echemines and Belchasse, is part of “risk management.”

“Despite school closings, there are cases at the CPE level where we see significant growth. If we were living in an ideal world, perhaps the solution would be to wait another week before schools open, but I understand that sometimes we have to make choices, taking into account stress, learning difficulties and balance between work and family, ”she added …

The death of a 54-year-old woman who received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while regrettable, should not slow down efforts to vaccinate the population, she said.

“This is a good vaccine. Sometimes you need to weigh the risks against the benefits of getting vaccinated. We know that the risk of thrombosis is very low, but unfortunately it can happen. Regardless, we must continue to promote vaccination because this is another way out. ”

A report released Wednesday reported four more deaths in Capitale-Nationale and one death in Chaudière-Appalaches in 24 hours.

The Chodier-Appalachian region is gradually improving, according to Dr. Romero. From April 17 to April 24, she noted a decrease in the incidence of 20%. However, outbreaks of illness in the workplace and hospitalizations remain of concern.

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