Hospitalizations due to the virus are at their highest level since April.
Quebec reported 8,231 more COVID-19 cases on Monday — the fourth-highest single-day tally of the pandemic.
The new cases saw the province’s seven-day rolling average of infections climb to an all-time high of 8,020.
As people with symptoms are being encouraged to take rapid tests at home and test centres struggle to keep up with demand, experts warn that these positive cases may just be “the tip of the iceberg of how many people are truly infected.”
A total of 546,436 infections have now been confirmed in the province since the first one was reported in February 2020.
Quebec also announced that 10 more fatalities had been attributed to the virus, bringing the province’s death toll to 11,677.
At last count, 614 people in Quebec were hospitalized due to COVID-19, which is the highest figure recorded since April. In a tweet , Health Minister Christian Dubé said hospitalizations had gone up by 141 over the last four days.
Of the patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, 109 are intensive care.
On Sunday, Quebec administered 15,833 vaccine doses.
Since the start of its vaccination campaign, the province has received 16,943,785 doses, of which it has administered 14,747,801.
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