MONTREAL – Quebec reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row after the health ministry said 1,171 more people had tested positive for the virus.

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It is the highest daily increase in cases since April 30 when the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported the same number of new cases.

Of the new cases, 714 people were not vaccinated, 12 people had received a single dose of the vaccine more than 14 days before and 445 people were double-vaxed seven days before testing positive.

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The health ministry says you’re 3.7 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 if you haven’t been vaccinated and 1.7 times more likely if you’ve received a dose.

There are currently 667 active outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

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The province also recorded three new deaths and one hospitalization after another.

Of the 20 patients who checked into Quebec hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, seven had not been vaccinated and 13 received both doses of the vaccine seven days before the hospital check-up. There are five more people in the intensive care ward compared to 24 hours for a total of 48.

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Quebec’s vaccination rate remains at 84 percent for those who received the first dose, and 81 percent for those who received both doses.

Health care professionals gave 14,057 more doses to children aged five to 11, and there are now 29,876 in that age group who got their first jab.