Quebec adds 208 new cases, 5 deaths as COVID-19 hospitalizations drop

In Quebec, authorities reporting 208 new cases and five additional deaths Tuesday attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is the lowest daily tally of new infections reported in months with the last time numbers being so low dating back to September 2020.

The immunization rollout saw 65,917 more doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine administered. More than 5.6 million shots have been given to date.

The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations dropped by eight to 354. Of those patients, there are 86 intensive care, a decrease of three compared to the previous day.

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When it comes to screening, the latest information provided by the government shows 17,108  tests were conducted Sunday.

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Quebec has seen 370,527 cases since the beginning of the health crisis, although the number of recoveries has surpassed 355,000.

The death toll, which remains in the highest in the country, has now reached 11,133.

With restrictions easing across the province, Premier François Legault is expected to give to an update at 1 p.m. on the pandemic’s progression. He will be joined by Health Minister Christian Dubé and Dr. Horacio Arruda, director of Quebec public health.

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