MONTREAL – Quebec on Monday reported 480 more positive COVID-19 cases, 356 of which were not fully vaccinated.

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The health ministry says 348 people who tested positive were not vaccinated, eight received a dose more than two weeks ago, and 124 were double-vaxed more than seven days ago.

There are 501 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec.


The province also added five new deaths due to the disease.

Sixteen more people were admitted to a hospital in the province for COVID-19 treatment and 22 were discharged, taking the number of hospitalizations to 290. This is the third day in a row that hospitalizations have declined. 78 people admitted to hospital are in the intensive care ward, a shortfall of two.

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Of the new hospitals, six had not been vaccinated, three had received a dose more than two weeks earlier, and seven had been double-vaxed more than a week earlier.

The vaccination rate remains at 90 percent for a single dose and 85 percent for both doses for people eligible to receive the vaccine.