Quebec reports 837 new COVID-19 cases, 75% of which are inadequately vaccinated | The Canadian News

Quebec reported 837 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Saturday.

Health officials said that of the new cases, 629 (about 75 percent) are inadequately vaccinated, meaning they are not vaccinated or less than two weeks after the first dose.

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Authorities said 27 people were admitted to the hospital on Friday. The number of people hospitalized for the virus stands at 264, with 89 people in intensive care.

Public health said that 21,000 more doses of the vaccine had been administered, adding to the total of 12.8 million injections distributed in the province since the start of the immunization program.

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Health Minister Christian Dubé said more than 1,000 health workers were vaccinated on Friday as the mid-October deadline for all health workers in the province to be immunized.

The percentage of people 12 years of age and older who have received a first dose is around 88%, while approximately 82% of the Quebec population has received a second dose.

The seven-day moving average for new cases is 751. There have been 402,283 cases since the start of the pandemic and 11,321 deaths.

–With files from The Canadian Press

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