Quebec on Tuesday reported 340 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths related to the virus.
Hospitalizations related to the pandemic remain at 259, with 16 patients admitted and 16 discharged. Of the 259 patients, 66 are in the intensive care unit, three fewer than the day before.
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Health officials said the risk of hospitalization is 20 times higher for people who are not vaccinated against the new coronavirus compared to people who are fully vaccinated. With one dose, the risk is reduced to 5.2 times.
Of the 16 new patients admitted to the hospital, 10 were either not vaccinated or withdrew less than 14 days from their first dose.
Meanwhile, Quebec has administered 8,464 doses in the last 24 hours for more than 13.1 million doses so far.
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Currently, 90.4 percent of Quebecers aged 12 and over have received at least one vaccine, while 87.6 percent consider themselves to be adequately vaccinated.
The number of cases since the beginning of the health crisis is 423,335, while 408,002 people have recovered. So far, 11,481 deaths have been linked to the virus.
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