Quebec reports fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 infections in past 24 hours

Quebec added 852 cases of PCR COVID-19 to its tally on Tuesday, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,176,935.

In addition, 169 rapid tests have been reported in the past 24 hours, with 141 positives for a total of 248,472 rapid tests reported and 236,587 positives.

Quebec is encouraging people to report the status of their rapid home test so officials can get a clearer picture of infection levels in the province.

The number of Quebecers hospitalized for treatment for COVID-19 has dropped by 73 in the past 24 hours, according to public health officials.

The total number of people supported is 1,807, including 608 due to COVID-19.

Intensive care admissions are stable at 49, including 24 patients receiving treatment for COVID-19.

Provincial health officials have also confirmed 29 additional deaths, including two in the past 24 hours, 23 between two and seven days ago and four more than a week ago.

The Department of Health notes that “because death deletions do not appear in the data above, the number of death additions may exceed the number of new deaths for the day.”

The total number of deaths is now 16,363.

On August 28, a total of 8,721 samples were analyzed.

There are now 3,617 healthcare workers currently absent for reasons related to COVID-19.


Quebec health professionals administered 13,639 more vaccinations for a total of 20,714,723 doses.

The Quebec Ministry of Health stresses that vaccination against the virus does not completely prevent infection, but it does reduce the risk of disastrous consequences.

As of August 29, 91% of the eligible population aged five and over had received their first dose of vaccine and 56% had received three.

Another 20% received four.

The government did not include data for children aged six months to four years.

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