Quebec reports fewer than 50 COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations fall

Quebec reported 49 new cases and one additional death attributable to the COVID-19 health crisis on Monday.

The latest information comes as the province announced it will longer provide updates on the pandemic on weekends and statutory holidays. A total of 176 new infections were recorded over the past three days, but the government did not break them down for each day.

The immunization rollout saw another 73,103 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine given since the last report, for more than 8.7 million shots to date.

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The number of hospitalizations continued to fall. There are eight fewer patients since Friday for a total of 102.

Of them, there are 27 people in intensive care units, a drop of seven since the last update.

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When it comes to screening, 12,171 tests were administered Saturday.

Quebec’s caseload has reached 375,195, while the death toll stands at 11,218. Since the beginning of the pandemic, recoveries have topped 363,000.

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