COVID-19 hospitalizations plunge as Quebec reports 7 deaths

The province reported a 42-patient drop in hospitalizations on Wednesday.

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The number of patients in Quebec hospitals with COVID-19 decreased by 42 in the last day, the province announced Wednesday, for a total of 1,139 — the lowest level since the end of March.

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Of those patients, 31 are in intensive care — a decrease of one.

The province announced that seven more fatalities have been attributed to the virus, bringing its cumulative death toll to 15,427.

The seven-day rolling average of deaths is seven.

The province that announced a further 711 cases had been confirmed through PCR testing at its clinics. Insofar as this method of testing is not accessible to most Quebecers, the case numbers are not wholly representative of the situation in the province.

On Sunday, Quebec administered 6,365 vaccine doses.

Since the start of its vaccination campaign, the province has received 23,083,695 doses, of which it has administered 19,991,293.

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