Quebec on Sunday reported 612 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths related to the virus.
Of the new infections reported, 400 were among those who were not vaccinated or who had withdrawn two weeks from the first dose.
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Health officials said hospitalizations dropped by one person to 296, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped from four to 80 patients.
The seven-day average number of cases is 546.
The province’s institute of public health says that about 90 percent of Quebecers aged 12 and over have received at least one dose, while 85 percent consider themselves fully vaccinated with both doses.
Health Minister Christian Dubé posted on social media on Saturday that “important measures to reorganize services” will be announced this week before the October 15 deadline, after which unvaccinated employees in the healthcare sector health faced suspension without pay.
– With files from The Canadian Press
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