Quebec’s new COVID-19 cases rise to 815, 3 new deaths – Montreal
Quebec reported 815 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and three more deaths related to the virus.
According to health officials, the number of hospitalizations and intensive care units remained stable at 201 and 45, respectively.
The number of new cases is significantly higher than the seven-day average of 665.
Quebec Public Health said 2,190 people received the first dose of the vaccine and 3,524 people received a second dose in the last 24 hours.
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Approximately 91% of the eligible population 12 years of age and older have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 88% are fully immunized.
The health agency said there are currently 580 outbreaks in the province.
Quebec’s vaccination campaign continues with eligible people aged 75 and over to make an appointment for a third booster shot this week.
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Next week, people 70 years of age and older will be taking reservations, as will those who have received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The province will soon begin vaccinating children between the ages of five and 11, after Health Canada approved the children’s vaccine Friday morning.
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While Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters the government would reveal details of its plan next week, it hoped to start as soon as possible.
–With files from The Canadian Press and Annabelle Olivier, Global News
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