After a deconfined first weekend and the passage of several regions in the orange zone, Quebec continues to see its numbers drop, whether with regard to new cases of COVID-19, active outbreaks or hospitalizations.
The province has recorded 276 new infections in the past 24 hours.
If, like every start of the week, this drop can be explained by lower withdrawal figures (17,479 for May 29), the trend still remains downward with regard to outbreaks according to the last update. .
As of May 30, the number of active COVID-19 outbreaks continues to decline with 566 outbreaks, lower than the past 7-day average (725) and the 28-day average (1,146). A slowing down transmission of the virus which is confirmed by a effective reproduction rate (Rt) of 0.92.
A new decrease in hospitalizations marks a week of consecutive decreases for Quebec hospitals, a decrease of 2 for a total of 362 COVID-19 patients. Intensive care also recorded a decrease of one patient since the day before for a total of 89.
Eight regions of Quebec are going orange as of today, namely the Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches, Laurentides, Montérégie, Lanaudière, Outaouais, Bas-Saint-Laurent and of the Eastern Townships. Montreal and Laval stay in the red and will have to wait at least a week before joining the other provinces in more orange hues.
1 additional death in Quebec
The total number of people infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic is 370,319. Of these, 355,266 have since been considered recovered.
Montreal still records the largest share of new cases in the province, with 79 identified infections.
As for variants, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) as of May 31, the positivity rate for “worrying” variants over the last seven days remains stable with a rate of 91.7%.
At the same time, Quebec recorded just one additional death that occurred between May 24 and May 29. The human toll of COVID-19 in Quebec stands at 11,128 deaths.
60.8% of the Quebec population vaccinated
These are 79,798 additional doses of vaccine that are added to the total for the province (including 77,495 in the last day alone and 2,303 doses before May 30). With these new figures, nearly 5,583,075 people have received at least a first dose against COVID-19 in Quebec.
The Ministry of Health specifies that, so far, 5,887,119 doses have been received. The province is scheduled to receive 540,540 additional doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in the week as well as 90,500 doses of Moderna.