Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations decline by nine, 35 deaths reported

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 35 additional deaths and a nine-patient decline in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 today.

The Health Department says 1,901 people are in hospital with the disease, after 99 people were admitted and 108 discharged in the past 24 hours.

It says 66 people are in intensive care, unchanged from the day before.

Health officials say 772 new cases were detected through PCR testing, which is limited to certain higher-risk groups, and that 7.7 per cent of tests analyzed Monday were positive.

An additional 558 positive self-tests were reported through a government website.

The province's Education Department says that as of last Thursday, 8,953 elementary and high school students, or 0.65 per cent of all students, were absent due to COVID-19. It says 635 teachers, 0.47 per cent of the teaching staff, were absent or working from home due to the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 10, 2022.

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