CHSLD vaccinations nearly full in Montreal

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“We’re wanting additionally at immunity in older individuals,” Drouin stated.

As of Wednesday, 83,210 individuals have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Montreal for the reason that begin of the pandemic and four,001 of them have died. Wednesday’s up to date knowledge additionally reveals that 744 persons are at the moment being handled for COVID-19 in Montreal hospitals, together with 117 in intensive care.

The toughest-hit areas are Parc-Extension, St-Léonard, St-Michel, St-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Drouin stated.

Montreal public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin speaks during press conference updating the COVID situation in Montreal Wednesday January 13, 2021.
Montreal public well being director Dr. Mylène Drouin.. Photograph by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

Regardless of a lower in new instances on the island over the previous few days, Drouin is cautioning in opposition to any assumptions that town is headed in the precise course.

“The previous few weeks weren’t that encouraging for Montreal,” she stated. “We’ve actually seen a rise in our incidence charges since mid-December, which actually brings us to file ranges when it comes to the variety of new instances, even in comparison with the primary wave.”