Quebec Premier holds COVID-19 update as new cases rise to over 14,000

Quebec reports 14,188 more COVID-19 infections Thursday and nine more virus-related deaths.

Thursday’s case volume is the highest in any province since the start of the pandemic.

The number of active cases in Quebec now stands at 86,866.

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Quebec Premier François Legault will give an update on the situation at. 17.00, as cases of the Omricron variant continue to grow exponentially, resulting in increased pressure on the health network. You can watch the livestream on this page.

Hospital admissions saw another steep increase of 135, with 229 new patients admitted and 94 discharged. Of the 939 admissions, 138 patients are in intensive care, which is an increase of 16 compared to the day before.

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Quebec outlines the conditions under which healthcare workers with COVID-19 can return to work

In an effort to avoid a breakdown in services, some health professionals who test positive will be allowed to return to work under certain conditions.

The province outlined the conditions during a technical briefing on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, vaccination efforts continue.

To date, 84.5 percent of the population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Emphasis is placed on getting children between the ages of 5 and 11 double vaccinated and giving third-dose booster shots as soon as possible to all eligible adults.

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Since the onset of the health crisis, Quebec has recorded 586,607 infections, 488,030 cures and 11,711 deaths attributable to the virus.

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