Sports activities, restaurants and meetings | Towards relaxation on January 31st

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(Quebec) Quebec is preparing to give the green light to the resumption of sports activities for youth on January 31, when it plans to reopen dining halls in restaurants and allow limited gatherings in homes.

Updated on January 24

Tommy Chouinard

Tommy Chouinard
Press

Denis Lessard

Denis Lessard
Press

Maysa Ferah

Maysa Ferah
Press

Two family balloons will be allowed to meet at the restaurant table, according to ongoing discussions at Public Health. This authority will extend to house meetings. So one family balloon can host another at home.

Civic and extracurricular sports reserved for youth will be able to resume on January 31st. In the past few days, the government has come under a lot of pressure, including internally, to allow young people to return to their sporting activities, and this has been a source of motivation for many.

Another relief: places of worship may also reopen at the end of the month.

However, no date has been given for the reopening of showrooms, bars and cinemas. However, a decontinuation sequence can be disclosed to offer some predictability to the sectors involved. We’ve corrected the easing order of health instructions.

Reducing hospitalizations

As hospitalizations begin to decline, Quebec begins to loosen the noose in quarantine. He hopes that the decline will continue in the coming days. On Sunday, 12 fewer COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported, but 33 more deaths.

A total of 3,283 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Quebec. Currently, 272 patients are in intensive care, 2 fewer than on Saturday.

The 33 new deaths bring the daily average to 69, up 32% in one week. We are now grieving the 12,799 deaths linked to COVID-19 since it emerged in Quebec.

There are also 5141 new cases of COVID-19. Note, however, that the number of cases is no longer a reliable indicator of the evolution of the pandemic in Quebec, as access to PCR tests is limited to certain groups, including healthcare professionals.

The average number of new cases over the past 7 days rose to 5,697, down more than 29.4% from the previous Sunday.

The number of active epidemics dropped slightly from 1625 to 1623.

A total of 34,971 scans were performed on January 21. The positivity rate decreased by 1.1 points to 10.5%.

No less than 75,299 doses of vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours, including 3,755 initial doses and 53,800 booster doses.

The proportion of people aged 5 years and older who receive the first dose is still around 90%; Of these, 83% received a second dose and approximately 39% received a booster dose.

Nearly 3,800 hospitalizations in Ontario

Ontario reports that 3,797 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 604 are in intensive care.

That’s a drop from the previous day, when the state recorded 4,026 hospitalizations. There were 600 patients in the intensive care unit.

Officials say the figures do not represent the full extent of hospitalizations, as more than 10% of hospitals do not provide updates over the weekend.

Ontario Public Health also reported 57 new deaths related to COVID-19.

The number of new cases is 5,833. However, Ontario indicates that the number of new infections is likely higher due to more limited access to screening tests.

There is an active outbreak in a total of 371 long-term care settings, up from 368 the day before.

On January 31, Ontario will reopen restaurant dining rooms, gyms, and cinemas by limiting their capacity, while increasing the number of people allowed in house gatherings.

with Pierre-André Normandin, Pressand Canadian Press