Quebec on Saturday came close to 1,000 new COVID-19 cases: 995 new infections detected. The increase in these cases will not surprise experts, but will cause concern.
New cases registered on Saturday bring the daily average calculated in seven days to 714.
The number of hospitalizations increased, with a total of 218 people hospitalized, 11 more than the previous day. There are now 75 people in intensive care, an increase of 3. Recent data in the province show 3 new deaths.
Andre Willett, a medical professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute and director of the molecular oncology research unit, said: “We can see things growing, but at around 1000 it is still disturbing.
“It’s worrying because it shows that there are more viruses. And we know that two – thirds of people will not be tested, so there may be more cases than that,” the expert continued.
A situation at the center of negotiations in Quebec. “Cases are on the rise, and we look forward to re-entry. New hospitalizations apply to us among others: 36 admissions [de plus], Including 32 people, have not been vaccinated enough, ”Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey wrote in a post on Twitter.
“We have very little risk [en étant vacciné] To catch and transmit COVID and to develop serious symptoms, ”recalled Roxanne Borges da Silva, professor of public health at the University of Montreal. People who are not vaccinated and children under the age of 12 are contributing to the increase in current cases, she believes.
The start of the academic year will have an impact on the progression of the virus, the two experts interviewed believe Tap. Children and young students are less likely to be hospitalized because of the virus, but they can pass it on to other people, said Andre Willett.
The more cases, the greater the chances of harming people […] Hold it. Apparently, all infected people are variant factories.
Andre Violet, medical professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute and director of the Molecular Oncology Research Unit
According to the World Health Organization, the number of tests performed on September 10 was 26,329. The positivity rate is 3.4% and requires strict health measures beyond the 5% limit.
To date, more than 55,759 alarming cases have been identified in Quebec since the outbreak, including 45,647 of the alpha variant and 6822 of the delta variant. Between August 22 and 28, 66.8% of reported cases were delta variant infections.
Should we worry about going back?
According to Roxanne Borgas da Silva, “The new restriction, which affects mental health, the economy and school learning, is not the right thing to do to stop the growth of cases.
We do not use all the tools in our toolbox to contain pollution.
Roxanne Borges da Silva, professor of public health at the University of Montreal
Andre Willett said mask wearing, social distance and the expansion of areas where wearing a mask is mandatory can also help reduce the effect of the fourth wave.
Need a third dose soon?
Foreign studies, especially from Israel, have reported that the effectiveness of vaccines decreases over time.
According to Andre Violet, it is important to note the Canadian data on this topic, if necessary, to quickly provide third doses to vulnerable individuals, including adults. “It simply came to our notice then [l’efficacité] These people will start to decline and they should be given a third dose, ”he said.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization on Friday recommended giving a third dose of the vaccine to people who are not immunocompromised.
The health ministry said on Saturday that 23,328 injections had been given on Friday, of which 8,079 had been lifted for the first time.
So far, 88% of the population aged 12% and older have received their first dose and 81% have received their second dose.
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As of September 11, the number of second doses of the vaccine to be administered in Quebec
Source: Health Quebec
Number of active COVID-19 prevalence in Quebec
Source: Health Quebec