COVID-19: the number of hospitalizations will continue to increase

The number of new hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 will continue to increase over the next two weeks, according to the latest projections from the National Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS).

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In its new models published on Wednesday, INESSS indicated that, for a third consecutive week, the number of new hospital COVID-19 cases is increasing (44%) compared to the previous week (1,394 between 2 and 8 April, compared to 969 the previous week).

This increase was observed in all age groups and in all regions. “We note a drop in the proportion of people who require a stay in intensive care, the number of which remains relatively low”, it is however specified.

INESSS predicts that over the next two weeks, hospitalizations will continue to increase to approximately 278 per day, with a confidence interval between 243 and 317.

The number of beds occupied by COVID patients could thus be above level 4 defined by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS).

The number of people in intensive care for this same period would reach approximately 50% of level 1 beds defined by the MSSS (i.e. 92 beds with a confidence interval between 85 and 100).

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