Quebec Adds 469 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 More Deaths As Hospitalizations Rise | The Canadian News

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues, health officials in Quebec reported 469 new cases and six additional deaths on Tuesday.

The most recent daily count of new infections is the lowest on a single day in the province since August. The province’s institute of public health registered 5,986 active cases in its update.

Pandemic-related hospitalizations increased from 22 to 321. This includes 94 intensive care patients, a decrease of one compared to the previous day.

The province distributed another 6,629 doses of the new coronavirus vaccine in the last 24 hours. To date, more than 12.8 million injections have been administered.

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The Institute of Public Health says 89.3 percent of residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 85.2 percent are considered adequately vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, the most recent screening information shows that 22,068 tests were performed on Sunday.

Quebec’s number of cases has reached 408,931, while the death toll stood at 11,362 in the last update.

Since the start of the health crisis, more than 391,000 people have recovered from the virus.

with files from The Canadian Press

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