The Bas-Saint-Laurent region recorded in the January 13 daily newspaper a slight increase in four new cases of COVID-19 on its territory. These are listed in the RCMs of Rimouski-Neigette, La Mitis and Rivière-du-Loup.
Three more people have also been hospitalized in the past few hours, bringing the total to five. We still deplore 25 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March.
A total of 1,404 positive cases have been reported in the region, of which 88 are currently active. The CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent reports 1,154 screening tests carried out the day before and 1,291 people have now recovered.
The regional public health authorities also note a new case linked to the outbreak of the CHSLD de Chauffailles in Rivière-du-Loup. A health worker was infected bringing the toll to 8 cases (4 residents and 4 employees affected).
CASE BY MRC IN BAS-SAINT-LAURENT
Kamouraska RCM: 148 (-) (active cases: 14)
MRC de Rivière-du-Loup: 254 (+1) (active cases: 20)
MRC de Témiscouata: 80 (-) (active cases: nd)
MRC des Basques: 28 (-) (active cases: na)
Rimouski-Neigette RCM: 565 (+2) (active cases: 42)
MRC de La Mitis: 74 (+1) (active cases: nd)
MRC de La Matanie: 205 (-) (active cases: 0)
MRC de La Matapédia: 46 (-) (active cases: nd)
To be determined / not classified: 8 (-)
NATIONAL BALANCE SHEET
Data from the national report show 2,071 new cases for a total number of 234,695 people infected in Quebec. Of these, 202,166 have been reinstated.
They also report 35 new deaths, but the total number of deaths stands at 8,815 due to the withdrawal of 2 deaths for which the investigation showed they were not attributable to COVID-19.
The total number of hospitalizations increased by 19 compared to the previous day, to a cumulative 1,516. Of these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 8, to a current total of 229.
Finally, 7855 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 107,365. So far, 156,325 doses have been received. The rest is in transit through the health network.
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