COVID-19 cases on the rise in Quebec

By News Staff

Health experts are closely monitoring the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases – and hospitalizations in Quebec.

According to data from July 2nd, the province’s national health institute – Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) – reported 671 patients were hospitalized with a positive COVID diagnosis.

The number of cases climbing since April.

The INSPQ noted that 12.9 per cent of the 3,746 eligible COVID-19 tests taken during the week of June 30 were positive.

Experts say vacations and trips outside Quebec and Canada have led to new mutations of the virus now circulating here.

And that latest variant has caused more people to become infected once again. 

Pharmaceutical companies hope to deliver a vaccine booster by early fall.

In total, there have been 518 deaths recorded since January 2024 in Quebec due to COVID, with 50 in June specifically.

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