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COVID-19: Pressure mounting on Montreal hospitals amid pandemic’s fourth wave

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COVID-19 continues to increase.Regional public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin said Montreal is seeing an average of 250 new cases every day, with the more contagious Delta variant now making up the majority of cases.There are currently 136 active outbreaks across the territory, including 61 in work settings, 28 in schools, 24 in daycares and 14 in care homes for seniors.She explained that while cases are not increasing exponentially, there is sustained community transmission and that there is a direct correlation with higher positivity rates in neighbourhoods with lower vaccine coverage.“We still have 300,000 people who are not adequately vaccinated in the adult population and 200,000 for those 11 and under,” Drouin said, adding that the.

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