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Delta variant puts Quebec above 100 cases

Growing more and more in the country, the Delta variant pushed the daily reports of Quebec and Ontario above the 100 case mark on Wednesday.

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Quebec has reported 133 new infections, while Ontario has 158 new infections and four new deaths.

“Until now, in Quebec, we have had few Delta variants, but it is growing. If we say that about 12% [de Delta] were detected among all the cases, maybe it’s a little more, ”explained Dr Gaston De Serres, doctor-epidemiologist at the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

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According to De Serres, it is not excluded that the Delta variant may even represent up to 25% of new infections.

Moreover, the Delta variant for the moment seems much less prominent than elsewhere in the country: on the other side of the Ottawa River, it is linked to 88% of cases, according to local public health.

The race for vaccination in Quebec slows down

While the percentage of Quebecers aged 12 and over vaccinated twice approaches the 65% mark, the number of people vaccinated per day is well below 100,000, with 6,174 people having received their first dose and 64 766, their second, Tuesday.

However, the “Win ​​Get Vaccinated” lottery remains popular, with 920,268 people registered as of Wednesday, 8 am.

“There is an increase in infections. The Delta variant is already present here. It is up to each Quebecer to quickly get his 2e dose to reduce the impact of the spread of the virus on the health network. We have enough vaccines for everyone. Let’s take advantage of it! ” Health Minister Christian Dubé said on Twitter.

For its part, New Brunswick added 2 new cases to its report, bringing the total of active cases to 8.

In the prairies, Manitoba has reported 26 new infections and three new deaths. Saskatchewan has reported 50 new infections, but no deaths.

In western Canada, Alberta has confirmed 71 COVID-19 infections directly linked to the Calgary Stampede, as British Columbia adds 185 cases to its daily toll.

THE SITUATION IN QUEBEC AS OF JULY 28, 2021

  • 377,034 people infected (+133)
  • 11,240 deaths (-)
  • 61 people hospitalized (-5)
  • 19 people in intensive care (-2)
  • The direct debits totaled 16,341 for a total of 11,089,684
  • 72,398 doses administered are added, i.e. 71,350 in the last 24 hours for a total of 10,840,838 doses received in Quebec
  • Outside Quebec, a total of 36,949 doses were administered for a cumulative total of 10,877,787.

CASE REPORT BY REGION

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent: 3,976
  • Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean: 11,029
  • Capitale-Nationale: 32 883
  • Mauricie-et-Center-du-Quebec: 15,275
  • Estrie: 14 933
  • Montreal: 133,530
  • Outaouais: 12,596
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 1151
  • North Shore: 579
  • Northern Quebec: 110
  • Gaspé – Magdalen Islands: 2072
  • Chaudière-Appalaches: 19,299
  • Laval: 31,993
  • Lanaudière: 24 156
  • Laurentians: 21,110
  • Montérégie: 51 656
  • Nunavik: 47
  • Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James: 119
  • Outside Quebec: 490
  • Region to be determined: 4

Total: 377,034 confirmed cases

REPORT OF DEATHS BY REGION

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent: 53
  • Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean: 271
  • Capitale-Nationale: 1118
  • Mauricie-et-Center-du-Quebec: 526
  • Estrie: 352
  • Montreal: 4773
  • Outaouais: 215
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 9
  • North Shore: 4
  • Northern Quebec: 0
  • Gaspé – Magdalen Islands: 46
  • Chaudière-Appalaches: 368
  • Laval: 917
  • Lanaudière: 517
  • Laurentians: 510
  • Montérégie: 1558
  • Nunavik: 0
  • Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James: 3
  • Outside Quebec: 0
  • Region to be determined: 0

Total: 11,240 deaths

The situation in Canada

  • Ontario: 549,734 cases (9,325 deaths)
  • Quebec: 377,034 cases (11,240 deaths)
  • Alberta: 233,875 cases (2,325 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 149,444 cases (1,771 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 57,502 cases (1,175 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 49,830 cases (578 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 5,885 cases (93 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 2,354 cases (46 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,437 cases (7 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 657 cases (4 deaths)
  • Yukon: 582 cases (6 deaths)
  • Prince Edward Island: 208 cases
  • Northwest Territories: 128 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases
  • Total: 1,428,683 (26,570 deaths)

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