COVID-19: Quebec adds 1,367 new cases, active total surpasses 11,000

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Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Quebec, with 1,367 new infections reported on Wednesday.

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Since the start of the health crisis, the province has reported 458,426 infections, 435,690 recoveries and 11,596 deaths linked to the virus, including two in the last day.

The number of active cases is 11,140 and the seven-day daily average is 1,294.

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There was an increase of seven in hospitals related to the pandemic as compared to the previous day, with 32 new patients admitted and 25 discharged. Of the 242 patients, 59 are in intensive care.

Health ministry data published on Wednesday showed people who have not been vaccinated are 3.2 times more likely to be infected with the virus and 15.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who are fully vaccinated. There is risk.

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So far, 82,4 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Third-dose booster shots are now being offered to a wider segment of the population, including healthcare workers, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women, and people living in isolated or remote communities, provided they get their last dose. It has been six months since you received it.

Previously the third dose of COVID-19 vaccines was being given only to people 70 and older who had weakened immune systems and those who had received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Quebecers age 60 and up will become eligible for a third dose starting in January.

On Tuesday, Quebec announced an easing of restrictions for private gatherings. Till December 23, gatherings of up to 20 vaccinated people will be allowed.

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