Quebec’s director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, tendered his resignation on MondayThe provinces and territories for a total of 10,546,540 doses delivered so far, citing an erosion in public trust as the province grapples with record hospitalizations during a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Francois Legault accepted the offer:1618606802453,, with Arruda’s departure confirmed to The Canadian Press by the premier’s office2021-12-20T21:37:29.895Z.
His resignation comes as the province is in the midst of a surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by the more transmissible Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.
On MondayThe director o, Quebec reported 2,554 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 — a new pandemic high — as well as 248 intensive care casessupervised by someone who will enforce sanitary precautions.. The province has reported 11excludeInRecommendations,966 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.