October 20, 2021

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The Quebec area may return to the Orange Zone in February

The Quebec area may return to the Orange Zone in February

The Quebec City area may return to orange levels by February 22 if the situation continues to “improve or stabilize”.

Capital-National’s Director of Public Health, dr If the number of daily cases is between 50 and 60 and the number of those admitted to the hospital is less than 70 per day, Andre Dontigni said he could make this recommendation to the government. “Ultimately, this is a government decision,” he warned.

As of Wednesday, there were 49 new cases and 80 hospitals in the Capitol-National area, 12 of which were intensive care.

“Last week, we had a lot of these values [concernant le nombre de cas]. For hospitalizations, it is very high and, over the course of a week, there is a clear improvement. This trend has been very good since the January 8 detention, ”said D.r Dontigni.

Light at the end of the tunnel

However, he is wary of the “fragility” of the situation, which “depends on our collective behavior”.

A strong infection of the virus and a dose of vaccine coming in a dropper sends us back to the red zone on the grounds that it can cause a “sudden increase in cases”.

“You have to make sure that you are really thriving and that you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, with all the effort we have to make we are moving forward inside that tunnel,” he said.

Strict rules

Level change does not allow private meetings, warns Dr Dontigni.

In particular, restaurants, gyms, museums, cinemas, theaters and shopping malls will reopen with more stringent regulations.

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The curfew will increase to 9:30 pm, and the number of those admitted to public activities will be reduced from 4 to 8.

In addition, CHU de Quebec confirms that load shedding has been declining over the past few days.

Activity in operating theaters was at 79%, reaching 82% in patient consultation.

Report of the day

Chowder-Appalaches

  • New cases: 65
  • Mortality: 2
  • Hospitals: 23, including 6 in intensive care

Capital-National

  • New cases: 49
  • Mortality: 3
  • Hospitalizations: 80, 12 in intensive care