Quebec records more than 800 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise

Quebec is reporting 838 new cases and eight additional deaths Friday as all adults are now able to book their first shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The immunization campaign saw more than 110,000 doses administered in what marks a new record for the province. More than four million shots have been given to date.

The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations rose Friday. There are 530 patients, an increase of 10.

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Of them, there are two more people in intensive care for a total of 123.

Authorities say 36,776 novel coronavirus tests were carried out Wednesday, the latest day for which screening information is available.

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The case count has mounted to 361,820. The health crisis has killed 11,025 Quebecers to date.

The province has recorded more than 343,000 recoveries since the pandemic started.

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