The number of new cases of COVID-19 identified in Quebec has practically doubled in the past 24 hours, reaching 133, with the delta variable causing concern.
However, Quebec recorded no deaths for the second day in a row. It also saw a decrease in the number of hospitalized cases by 5 from the previous day to 61, including 19 people in intensive care.
Delta form of COVID-19 on everyone’s lips
More contagious and possibly more deadly, the alternate delta It raises fears of a fourth wave of COVID-19 in the fall.
In Quebec, the delta-variable prevalence of COVID-19 could be as high as 12% according to figures from INSPQ, but that could actually be more than 20%, explained Dr. Gaston de Serres, MD.National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), on TVA.
The delta variant, almost everywhere in European countries, in the United States, in Canada is by far the coronavirus that occupies the largest area. In Quebec, so far, we’ve had a small delta, but it’s growing.
Dr. Gaston de Serres, National Institute of Public Health
Faced with the worldwide rise of this alternative, the Minister of Health, Christian Dube, has called on as many Quebecers as possible to Anticipating the second dose of the vaccine.
In the United States, the sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is causing a headache for the authorities.
This increase is mainly seen in areas where vaccination rates are relatively low.
So since yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Again recommend wearing the mask indoorsEven for vaccinated people, in areas where the vaccination rate is low.
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