Quebec is reporting 184 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the province continues to see its daily cases top the 150 mark, and no additional virus-related deaths.
This is the highest daily number since June 10, when the province reported 189 cases. On Tuesday, health officials reported an average of 153 new daily COVID-19 cases over the previous seven days compared to an average of 69 the prior week.
Hospitalizations remain stable at 58. Of those, 17 patients are in the intensive care — a decrease of one from Tuesday.
As for vaccinations, 49,337 more doses were administered for a total of 11.2 million shots doled out in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
This comes as some Quebec officials called on the government Tuesday to impose a vaccine-passport system as soon as possible, warning that if the province waits until September as planned, it could be too late to avoid another lockdown as the number of new daily infections continue to rise.
The push comes as students’ return to in-person learning in schools is a few weeks away, as well as the return to offices for some of Quebec’s workforce in September.
According to the province’s public health institute, 84.2 per cent of Quebec residents 12 and up have received at least one dose of vaccine and 68.6 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.
No deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus since July 22 have been reported in Quebec.
Quebec’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 11,240.
Over 378,157 people have contracted the virus in the province and 365,654 of them have recovered.
–with files from the Canadian Press
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