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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Quebec Has Reported 545 New COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 In Quebec

Quebec said on Sunday that an additional 545 people had tested positive for COVID-19, 352 of whom were not fully vaccinated.

The Health Ministry said 333 people who had tested positive for the new coronavirus were not vaccinated. At the same time, 19 received a single dose of the vaccine more than two weeks ago, and 193 had been vaccinated twice more than seven days earlier.

The province also recorded three other deaths from the disease, and there are 437 active outbreaks in the area.

Eleven people were hospitalized in the province for COVID-19 treatment, and 13 were discharged, reducing hospital stays in Quebec to 227. Of these, 50 were in intensive care units, a reduction of one. Of the new patients, nine had not been vaccinated, and two had been vaccinated twice before at least seven days.

Of those eligible for a vaccine dose in the province, 91 percent of the population (6,806,589 people) received a single dose of the vaccine, while 87 percent (6,531,297 people) received a double dose. As a result, Quebec reported 688 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths from the virus on Saturday.

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Health officials said hospital admissions related to COVID-19 fell by 11 to 229, while the number of people in intensive care dropped by 6 to 51.

The seven-day average for new cases was 561. Of the most recently reported infections, 409 people had not been vaccinated or had only received the first dose in the previous two weeks. Quebec said another 6,869 doses of the vaccine were administered, most of them in the past 24 hours.

The Provincial Institute of Public Health said about 91% of Quebecers age 12 and older had received at least one dose, while 87% were considered fully vaccinated with two injections.

Source: CTV News

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