Quebec reports 15 more deaths due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations drop

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a drop in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, even as 15 more deaths linked to the disease are being added to the provincial tally.

The Health Department says there are 2,088 people hospitalized with the disease, 22 fewer than one day prior.

There are 54 people in intensive care, a drop of five.

Public health director Dr. Luc Boileau said Thursday that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province may be nearing a plateau.

But while the growth in new admissions has slowed, Boileau said officials aren't yet sure when the numbers will go down.

He said the seventh wave of COVID-19 is driven by the BA.5 variant, which is less virulent but more contagious than previous strains.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 22, 2022.

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