Montreal public well being officers say one out of each 5 residents within the metropolis getting examined for COVID-19 is constructive.
The metropolis’s public well being director, Dr. Mylène Drouin, advised reporters at the moment that 90 per cent of COVID-19 instances in Montreal contain the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus and that the take a look at positivity fee is between 18 and 20 per cent.
She says Montreal well being officers recognized greater than 3,600 new instances on Wednesday and says that quantity is probably going an underestimation, including that 60 per cent of infections contain folks between the ages of 18 and 44.
There are about 181 folks in hospital with the illness within the metropolis and officers say they’re suspending some non-essential providers and reorganizing personnel to extend the variety of COVID-19-dedicated beds to 500.
Drouin says Montreal public well being officers are not able to contact tracing all the brand new instances reported every single day as a result of the numbers are overwhelming.
The Health Department is reporting 9,397 new instances of COVID-19 throughout Quebec at the moment and an increase of 28 COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
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