Quebec records 5 more deaths, 643 new cases attributed to COVID-19

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In Quebec, health officials reported 643 new cases and five more deaths due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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The number of hospitalizations related to the novel coronavirus rose by five to 302. This comes after 32 patients were admitted while 27 were discharged.

This includes 86 people in intensive care units, a drop of two from the previous day.

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During the vaccination rollout, the province has given more than 12.9 million shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 16,094 doses in the last 24 hour period.

The Quebec Institute of Public Health says that 89.8 percent of the population 12 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 86.3 percent are fully vaccinated.

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The latest screening data shows 32,393 tests were given on Wednesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, the province has reported a total of 414,573 cases and 11,410 deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of people who have been cured of the virus has crossed 398,000.

With files from the Canadian Press

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