The number of hospitalizations should continue to decrease in Quebec, with drops of 55 hospitalizations per day within two weeks, according to projections by the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS).
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Regular beds occupied by COVID patients should also experience a drop with an average of 1,068 beds, therefore falling between levels 2 and 3 defined by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS).
Intensive care should also free up with a total of 35 beds expected in two weeks, or 20% of level 1 beds defined by the MSSS.
For the week of April 30 to May 6, the number of new hospitalized cases decreased by 26% compared to the previous week. About 48% of cases are people who are hospitalized for a reason other than COVID, then declared positive during their stay.