Quebec registers 676 new cases, 6 more deaths linked to COVID-19

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Quebec on Friday recorded six additional deaths and 676 new infections linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When it comes to hospitalizations, the province recorded an increase of three for a total of 301. In the last day, 26 patients were admitted and 23 were discharged.

This includes 79 patients in intensive care units, a bump of three in the past 24 hours.

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Since the start of the vaccination campaign, more than 13 million shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Quebec. Health officials say that 12,761 doses were distributed in the last day.

According to the province’s Institute of Public Health, 90.1 percent of Quebecers age 12 and older have received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 86.9 percent are considered adequately vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, 35,990 tests were conducted on Wednesday. is the most recent day for which screening data is given.

Quebec’s caseload has now reached 418,508. The province has recorded 11,437 deaths during the health crisis.

The latest update puts the number of virus-related recoveries above 401,000.

With files from the Canadian Press

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