The National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) makes more optimistic projections for hospitalizations related to COVID.
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In its weekly update, INESSS, comes to the conclusion that “the projections of last week suggested a gradual growth in bed occupancy for the whole of Quebec”.
“Projections now show a trend towards stabilization, both for new hospitalizations and for bed occupancy,” writes the organization.
INESSS considers that the measures taken to limit the transmission of the virus seem to have an impact on the reduction in the transmission rate observed, as well as on anticipated hospitalizations.
For Montreal and its neighboring regions, projections still suggest an upward trend in the number of hospitalizations, however less important than what INESSS anticipated last week.
If the transmission rate remains constant, an overrun of hospital capacity now appears unlikely, the update says.
For the rest of Quebec, projections suggest a stabilization of hospitalizations.
Exceeding dedicated hospital capacities also seems unlikely.
Last Friday, INESSS predicted that Quebec would exceed its hospital capacity in November if nothing was done.